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Image Remarks: In 1609 two ambassadors of Shah Abbas 1st the Great Aliqoli Beg and Robert Sherley, were received by Pope Paulus V: the event is magnificently depicted in the Palace of Quirinale in Rome, signaling strong commercial ties between Persia and Italian states.

Tags :Safavid , Ambassador , Shah Abbas , Europe , 1609 , Pope Paul V , Rome , Ali Gholi Beyg , Robert Shirley , Persian Embassy -Section :Arts
Source/Contributor::Encyclopædia Iranica






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