Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Photos

The Chester Beatty Library, located in the gardens of Dublin Castle, displays a fine collection of religious manuscripts, fine arts prints & other objects from around the world.

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Chester Beatty Library in former Army Ordinance Office on grounds adjacent to Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Entrance at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Atrium at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Atrium at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Chester Beatty Library (1820 & 2000) in former Army Ordinance Office on grounds adjacent to Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Entrance at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Atrium at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Atrium at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Portrait of Alfred Chester Beatty by Colin Colahan at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Parchment Prayer Book from Flanders at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Parchment Gospel book from Armenia at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Parchment lectionary with daily reading in Greek from Byzantine Empire at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Portrait of Alfred Chester Beatty (c1940s) by Colin Colahan at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Parchment Prayer Book (1265-75) from Flanders at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Parchment Gospel book (1329) from Armenia at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Parchment lectionary with daily reading in Greek (1610) from Byzantine Empire at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Parchment Gospel of Matthew & Mark from Ethiopia at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Universal Qibla Finder to determine direction to Mecca from Istanbul, Turkey on at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Universal Qibla Finder half with compass & pointer to Mecca with map of countries & list of cities on at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Arabic text of Genealogy of the Prophet of God from Turkey at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Parchment Gospel of Matthew & Mark (18th C) from Ethiopia at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Universal Qibla Finder to determine direction to Mecca (1738 CE or 1151 on Muslim calendar) from Istanbul, Turkey on at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Universal Qibla Finder (1738) half with compass & pointer to Mecca with map of countries & list of cities on at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Arabic text of Genealogy of the Prophet of God (1594 CE or 1002 on Muslim calendar) from Turkey at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Arabic script in shape of Mevlevi Turban from Turkey at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.First meditation from "Life of the Buddha" folding book from Burma at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Book illustration of Krishna stealing clothes of gopis from the Mahabbarata from India at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Graphic of Krishna & Radha from India at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Arabic script in shape of Mevlevi Turban(1529 CE or 936 on Muslim calendar) from Turkey at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.First meditation from "Life of the Buddha" folding book (mid-19th C) from Burma at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Book illustration of Krishna stealing clothes of gopis from the Mahabbarata (19th C) from India at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Graphic of Krishna & Radha (c1810) from India at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Graphic of Shiva & Parvati on Mount Kailash from India at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Biography of Prince Shotoku from Japan at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Court Amusements & Ceremonies folding book from Burma at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Great Encyclopedia of Yongle Reign from China at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Graphic of Shiva & Parvati on Mount Kailash (19th C) from India at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Biography of Prince Shotoku (17th C) from Japan at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Court Amusements & Ceremonies folding book (after 1885) from Burma at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Great Encyclopedia of Yongle Reign (1562-7) from China at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Collection of Chinese & Japanese snuff bottles at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Collection of Chinese & Japanese snuff bottles at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Collection of Chinese & Japanese snuff bottles at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Astrolabe & metal tympana plates from Iran at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Collection of Chinese & Japanese snuff bottles at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Collection of Chinese & Japanese snuff bottles at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Collection of Chinese & Japanese snuff bottles at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Astrolabe & metal tympana plates (mid 18th C) from Iran at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Cuneiform manuscript describing ritual from Iraq at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Papyrus book of the Dead for Lady Neskons from Egypt at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Decorated leather book binding with Satyr & snake from France at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Engraved & hand colored Parisian fashion plates by Gerda Wegener for Journal des Dames et des Modes at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Cuneiform manuscript describing ritual (626-539 BCE) from Iraq at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Papyrus book of the Dead for Lady Neskons (c300 BCE) from Egypt at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Decorated leather book binding with Satyr & snake from France at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Engraved & hand colored Parisian fashion plates (1914) by Gerda Wegener for Journal des Dames et des Modes at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Engraved & hand colored Parisian fashion plates by Gerda Wegener for Journal des Dames et des Modes at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Leather binding by Dante Gozzi of Modena for Garden of Caresses book printed in Paris at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Rock garden atop Chester Beatty Museum at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Engraved & hand colored Parisian fashion plates (1914) by Gerda Wegener for Journal des Dames et des Modes at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Leather binding (1914) by Dante Gozzi of Modena for Garden of Caresses book printed in Paris at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Rock garden atop Chester Beatty Museum at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.

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