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  • A Buddhist scroll with illustrated cover

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 943 CE

    This very long scroll was copied in the mid-10th century for a Buddhist patron, who requested long life for himself and...

  • A Tantric Ritual Manual

    Manuscript Created date: 900–1000

    This Tibetan Buddhist manuscript provides instructions for tantric meditation practice. These practices include visuali...

  • A volume of the Shelkar Kanjur

    Manuscript Created date: 1712

    An 18th-century Kanjur. What is the Kanjur? The Kanjur (bka' 'gyur) is a corpus of collected teachings of the Buddha, t...

  • An Abhidhamma commentary

    Manuscript, Paper folding book Created date: 1916

    Paper folding book with lavishly decorated covers containing the Saṅkhāra bhājanī, a commentary on the Abhidhamma, also ...

  • Atthakatha

    Manuscript Created date: 1756

    Sinhalese manuscript containing bi-lingual Aṭṭhakathā (commentaries), which also includes a translation in Sinhalese lan...

  • Booklet of the Avalokitesvara Sutra

    Booklet, Manuscript Created date: c. 10th century

    This booklet is one of the thousands of copies of the Lotus Sūtra that were found in Dunhuang. The scripture, which is o...

  • Chapter 25 of the Lotus sutra

    Scroll

    An illustrated text of Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sutra. Commonly known in Japanese as the Kannon-gyo, this popular sutra w...

  • Chinese album of the Life of the Buddha

    Chinese woodblock printed book Created date: 1808

    A woodblock-printed work depicting and describing scenes from the life of the Buddha, including beautiful hand-coloured...

  • Chinese Buddhist sutra on indigo-dyed paper

    Scroll, Manuscript Created date: 9th–10th century

    This fragment of the Mahāparinirvāṇa-sūtra is an early example of the tradition of writing fine manuscripts in metallic...

  • Collected Tantras of the Ancient Tradition

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1755

    A copy of the Collected Tantras of the Ancients. What is the Collected Tantras of the Ancients? The Tibetan Buddhist ‘S...

  • Collection of rules for Buddhist monks

    Manuscript Created date: 19th century

    This palm leaf manuscript contains Bhikkhu Patimokkha and Bhikkhuni Patimokkha (rules to be obeyed in communities of mon...

  • Collection of rules for Buddhist nuns

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1846–1853

    This Pāli text, inscribed on lacquered and gilded palm leaf, contains a list of rules for the disciplines of monks and n...

  • Decorative copy of the Heart Sutra in Chinese

    Scroll, Manuscript Created date: 9th–10th century

    This Perfection of Wisdom sūtra, commonly called the Heart Sūtra, expounds the fundamental emptiness of all things. It i...

  • Depiction of a procession during the Buddhist Thad...

    Manuscript, Paper folding book Created date: 19th century

    A 19th-century Burmese folding book manuscript. What does it show? This manuscript contains images of eight festivals in...

  • Dharanis transcribed in Manchu, Chinese, Mongolian...

    Woodblock printed sheet Created date: 1758–1773

    A multi-volume anthology of dhāraṇīs, transliterated in Manchu, Chinese, Mongolian and Tibetan. The Anthology The Qing...