published: 2018-03-11 14:29:29
(5 Mar 2018) Works from Paris’ Louvre museum will be on public display in Tehran for the first time.
For 4 months, Iran’s national museum will be playing host to more than 50 works of art from ancient Egypt, Rome, Persia, Mesopotamia and France, transferred to Iran from Louvre museum.
Among the works are the Royal Sphinx with the name of the Pharaoh Achoris and paintings by Dutch artist Rembrandt.
French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, French foreign minister, who is on an official trip to Tehran, visited the exhibition on Monday.
Louvre président Jean-Luc Martinez said the exhibition was a result of president Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Paris in 2016.
According to Martinez the Louvre has dedicated two departments to Persian art.
Later this month works of art from Iran will be showcased in France, according to the official IRNA news agency.`
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