The King and Queen of Persia, c 1810-1829.
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Engraving showing 'The King of Persia, attended by his Master of Ceremonies, and one of the Ladies of the Harem', and below, 'The Queen of Persia on a Journey'. The historic region of Persia roughly corresponds to modern Iran. Illustration from 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature' published in London, 1810-1829.