23. Extinct & Living Religions
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 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, 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 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.