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Book Competition

'Lost Kingdoms' gives an introduction to a largely unknown tradition of early Hindu-Buddhist art

Apollo offers you the chance to win a superb free book.

Simply answer the question below and you could win one of the finest art history books and exhibition catalogues.

For our last competition prize we offered John Ruskin: Artist and Observer, by Conal Shields, Ian Jeffrey, Christopher Baker, Christopher Newall (Paul Holberton Publishing, £37.50)

We asked: Which UK museum acquired John Everett Millais’ famous portrait of John Ruskin in 2013?

Answer: The Ashmolean Museum

Congratulations to Matthew Wells winner of this competition, drawn at random from the hundreds of correct answers we received.

This week’s competition prize is Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, by John Guy et. al. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, £45)

From the fifth to the eighth century, a series of kingdoms emerged in Southeast Asia whose rulers embraced Hinduism and Buddhism, two major religions coming from India. Yet, until recently, little was known about these enigmatic early societies that continue to influence the culture of Southeast Asia today. Lost Kingdoms is the first publication to use sculpture as a lens through which to explore this formative period of Southeast Asian history. This beautifully illustrated catalogue is a groundbreaking scholarly contribution to the history of the early cultures of Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. The book is both a watershed study and of Southeast Asia’s cultural legacy and a breathtaking introduction to a largely unknown tradition of early Hindu-Buddhist art. Lost Kingdoms accompanies the current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details below before midday on 4 July 2014

Which Southeast Asian country signed its first ever international loan agreement in order to participate in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Lost Kingdoms’ exhibition?

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This competition closes at midday on 4 July 2014.

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