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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, Codex

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

  • Ethiopic Bible

    Manuscript

    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

    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...

  • 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, Illuminated manuscript

    Written and illustrated probably by Eadfrith, Bishop of Lindisfarne from 698 to 721, the Lindisfarne Gospels is amongst...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sri Padmanabha – Vishnu, lying on a snake with his...

    Illustration, Image

    This image comes from a set of 35 printed and coloured illustrations of the Hindu epic stories, the Mahabharata and the...

  • 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...