In this audio tour, hear curators discuss the Seljuqs' merging of multiple traditions in objects of beauty and power—from metalwork to textiles, ceramics, books, and buildings.
Muhammad ibn Abi'l-Qasim ibn Bakran al-Najjar al-Isfahani al-Salihani. Astrolabe (detail), dated A.H. 496/A.D. 1102–3. Iran, Isfahan. Museo Galileo—Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence (1105)