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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...

  • 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

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

  • Jain Mandala

    Object

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

  • Lindisfarne Gospels

    Manuscript

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

  • Mewar Ramayana

    Manuscript

    One of the world's most beautiful Rāmāyaṇa manuscripts prepared for Maharana Jagat Singh, the ruler of the Rajput kingdo...

  • 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

    The sheer size of the Gurū Granth Sāhib and the rituals that are observed when it is enthroned and opened for recitatio...

  • Scenes from the Life of the Buddha

    Manuscript, Image, Illustration, Paper folding book

    The 19th-century Burmese illustrated manuscript is on the early life of the Buddha, from his resolve to depart from his...

  • St Cuthbert Gospel

    Manuscript

    The St Cuthbert Gospel is a small copy of the Gospel of St John. It is the earliest European book with an original, inta...

  • Sultan Baybars’ Qur’an

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    This seven-volume Qur’an was produced in Cairo for Rukn al-Dīn Baybars, who later became the Mamluk Sultan Baybars II. I...