There are more than 560 seal matrices and in the region of 400 seal impressions in the Schoyen collection, 27 available on this website. The collection starts with 150 stamp seal matrices from the 5th and 4th millennium BC, and ends with wax seals on medieval documents and papal lead bullas.
The Schoyen Collection contains about 20 Buddhist manuscripts from most Asian countries spanning nearly 2000 years. The Buddhist Scriptures collection starts with the foundation manuscripts of Mahayana Buddhism, and is represented here by 15 manuscripts. In addition, large parts of the China collection and Pre-Gutenberg Printing collection are also examples of Buddhist literature.
MS and printing in liquid gold on vellum, London 1816-1817, 50 ff, 24 pp (complete) 57x43 cm, single column (29x25 cm) 31-35 long lines printed in liquid gold with gold frames, surrounded by watercolour drawings in John Whittakers innovative gold printing method.