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15 July 2016

This week’s competition prize is Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs by Sheila R. Canby, Deniz Beyazit, Martina Rugiadi, and A. C. S. Peacock, published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (£40). Click here for your chance to win.

9781588395894The age of the Seljuqs was one that celebrated magnificence. Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs examines the roots and impact of this dynasty, featuring some 250 objects as evidence of the artistic and cultural flowering that occurred under Seljuq rule, and providing an invaluable record of the Seljuqs’ contribution to the cultural heritage of the Islamic world. This book is published to accompany the current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 29 July.

The Blacas ewer, a masterpiece of Seljuq craft, comes from which modern-day Iraqi city?

This competition closes at midday on 29 July.

For our last competition prize we offered Endeavouring Banks: Exploring the Collections from the Endeavour Voyage 1768–1771 by Neil Chambers, published by Paul Holberton Publishing (£40).

Joseph Banks was the first director of which famous botanical gardens?

Answer: Kew Gardens

Congratulations to the winner, David Blount.

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