Antoine Coypel depiction of Louis XIV greeting Mohamed Bakhtiary Bey, ambassador of Soltan Hossein Shah of Persia (Safavid Dynasty) at the Galerie des Glaces of Versailles on 19 Feb. 1715.
A fictionalized account of this historical meeting was depicted in a French Film entitled “Angélque et le Roi” (1966) starring Sami Frey in the role of the Persian Ambassador seduced by a French Courtisan Angelique portrayed by Michelle Mercier. Also featuring in this film is Robert Hossein (son of famous music composer of Iranian decent Andre Aminollah Hossein) in the role of Jeoffrey de Peyrac the enigmatic husband and love interest of the beautiful Angélique. Jacques Toja plays King Louis XIV of France.
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Safavid Art (Not Embeded)
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