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MS in Sanskrit on cream coloured paper, Rajasthan, India, ca. 1800, 256 ff. (complete), 17x32 cm, single column, (11x26 cm), 14-16 lines in Devanagari script, by several scribes, verse numbers highlighted in orange-red or with red strokes. 

MS in Sanskrit on paper, Kashmir, ca. 1800, 253 ff. (complete), 10x15 cm, single column, (6x11 cm), 6 lines in a bold calligraphic Devanagari script, initials and folio nos. in left margin, colophons and punctuation in red, titles in gold, frames in orange, red and black surrounding the text, title pages in elaborate illuminated frames imitating Islamic conventions in gold, red, orange, blue and black.

MS in Sanskrit on palm-leaf, Bihar or Nepal, 11th c., 32 ff., 5x31 cm, 2 columns, (3x27 cm), 5 lines in an early Bhujimmol script, borders marked with double lines with orange pigmentation between lines, 1 miniature in text. 

MS palimpsest in Sanskrit and Newari on paper laminated on canvas, Nepal, 17th c., 60 ff. concertina-folded, 8x20 cm, 3 columns, (3x27 cm), 7 lines in Newari script, punctuation and rubrication in red, more than 300 painted illustrations of hand gestures. Text 3 is the underlying text. 

MS in Sanskrit on paper, India, ca. 1827, 99 ff. (complete), 19x32 cm, single column, (14x27 cm), 15-17 lines in Devanagari script by 2 scribes, deletions in yellow, corrections in red. 

 MS in Sanskrit on paper, India, 17th c., 391 ff. (complete), 10x20 cm, single column, (5x16 cm), 7 lines in Devanagari script, deletions in yellow, highlighting in red, double vertical lines at both sides of the text. Binding: India, 17th c., dark wooden covers. Chicago, Ill., 1920-1940, cloth folding case, by Newberry Library.

 MS in Sanskrit on paper, Toddapur, India, 1672, 134 ff. (complete), 14x29 cm, single column, (9x21 cm), 8 lines in archaic Devanagari book script by Vyasacaturbhuja son of Vyasanarahari , 8 lines in Vedic numeric hand gesture music notation.

 MS in Sanskrit on paper, India, 1665, 35 ff. (complete), 12x22 cm, single column, (ca. 10x18 cm), 10-11 lines in Devanagari script, double vertical lines at both sides of the text.

MS in Sanskrit on paper, India, early 19th c., 4 vols., 795 ff. (complete), 10x20 cm, single column, (7x17 cm), 10 lines in Devanagari script with deletions in yellow, Vedic accents, corrections etc in red. 

MS in Zoroastrian Middle Persian on clay, Persia, 5th-7th c., 1 incantation bowl, 28,4x14,5 cm, 15+1+5 lines in Pahlavi script, drawing of 2 very large standing demons with feet chained. 

MS in Zoroastrian Middle Persian on clay, Persia, 5th-7th c., 1 incantation bowl, 16,0x7,5 cm, 34 lines in Pahlavi book script arranged in the form of a flower with 8 leaves and an inscription going around, the lines going from the rim towards the centre of the bowl. 

 MS in Persian on paper, Shiraz, 1479, 358 ff. (complete), 22x11 cm, 2 columns, (18x9 cm), 19 lines, + 39 lines written diagonally in the margins