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  • Chinese Torah – Kaifeng Torah

    Manuscript, Scroll

    This scroll was specially prepared for one of the farthest flung and most remarkable religious communities of history: t...

  • Codex Sinaiticus

    Manuscript

    Despite its rather austere appearance, Codex Sinaiticus is a treasure beyond price. Produced in the middle of the 4th ce...

  • Gutenberg Bible

    Printed Book

    Johann Gutenberg’s Bible is probably the most famous Bible in the world. It is the earliest full-scale work printed in E...

  • Hajj pilgrimage certificate

    Manuscript

    This beautiful scroll from the 15th century commemorates the hajj – the pilgrimage to Mecca – by a woman called Maymunah...

  • Henry VIII’s Psalter

    Illuminated manuscript

    Written and illuminated in 1540 by an emigré from the court of the French king Francis I, King Henry VIII’s Psalt...

  • Jain Mandala

    Object

    A mandala is a sacred religious image, usually in the form of complex concentric circles. This mandala is from the Jain...

  • King James Bible, 1611

    Printed Book, Book

    The King James, or Authorised, Version of the Bible remains the most widely published text in the English language. It w...

  • Life of the Buddha

    Manuscript, Image, Illustration, Paper folding book

    This folding book is the third part of an illustrated account of the Buddha's life, beginning with his departure from co...

  • Lindisfarne Gospels

    Manuscript

    The Lindisfarne Gospels has long been acclaimed as the most spectacular manuscript to survive from Anglo-Saxon England....

  • Mr Liu and his wife ascend to the clouds

    Manuscript

    This lavish album from 1750 is written in gold text on a bright blue background, with pictures illustrating the magical...

  • Olam Sefirot

    Manuscript, Scroll

    Kabbalah, also spelled Qabalah or Cabala, is the term traditionally used to describe the mystic and secret teachings in...

  • Ramayana

    Manuscript, Illustration

    The epic poem Ramayana was first composed by Valmiki in the middle of the first millennium.  It tells the story of Rama...

  • Rani Jindan prayer book

    Manuscript

    This Sikh manuscript was the personal prayer book of the Maharani. It was prepared between 1828 and 1830 for Rani Jindan...

  • Sultan Baybars' Qur'an

    Manuscript

    This seven-volume Qur'an was produced in Cairo for the Mamluk Sultan Baybars by the calligrapher Muhammad ibn al-Wahid a...

  • The Ashem Vohu, a Zoroastrian prayer

    Manuscript

    This manuscript comes not from India or Iran, the lands associated today with the Zoroastrian religion, but from Dunhuan...