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  • An illustration of Ganesh

    Image, Manuscript, Illustration Created date: c. 18th century

    This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...

  • Bhagavad Gita, 18th century

    Manuscript Created date: 18th century

    A finely illustrated manuscript version of the Bhagavad Gītā, one of the most inspiring expressions of Hindu spiritualit...

  • Bhagavad Gita, 19th century

    Manuscript Created date: 1824

    A fine version of the Bhagavad Gītā, the most revered text of Hinduism, from the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. Why...

  • Chinese Torah – Kaifeng Torah

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: c. 1643–1663

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

  • Codex Sinaiticus

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 4th century–3rd quarter of the 4th century

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

  • Depiction of Sri Narasimha, the half-human half-li...

    Image, Illustration, Cloth Created date: c. 1780–89

    This page comes from an 18th-century folding cloth book of religious and mythological oil-colour paintings, copied from...

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript Created date: 18th century

    An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript Created date: 16th century

    An illustrated palm-leaf manuscript of the Devī Māhātmya, a devotional text in praise of Durgā. Made in Bhaktapur, Nepal...

  • Drawings demonstrating yoga poses and the parts of...

    Drawing, Illustration, Image, Manuscript Created date: Beginning of the 19th century

    This collection of coloured drawings of different postures practised by Hata yogis contains 84 recognised 'asanas' and 2...

  • Ethiopic Bible

    Manuscript Created date: Late 17th century

    Unlike the King James Bible, which contains 66 books, the Ethiopic Bible comprises a total of 84 books and includes some...

  • 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 Created date: 1433

    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 Created date: c. 1540–1541

    Commissioned by King Henry VIII, this Psalter (Book of Psalms) is the most sumptuous production of the French scribe and...

  • Jagannath Puri temple

    Cloth, Painting Created date: 19th century

    A superb example of the Odisha tradition of painting on cloth (patha chitra). What is depicted in it? This painting fea...

  • Jain Mandala

    Object Created date: perhaps 19th century

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