Abd el-Ouahed ben Messaoud ben Mohammed Anoun

Abd el-Ouahed ben Messaoud ben Mohammed Anoun

The British Museum/Shakespeare Institute via Bloomberg

A portrait of Abd el-Ouahed ben Messaoud ben Mohammed Anoun, ambassador to England from the King of Barbary in Morocco. The painting, by an unknown artist, is dated circa 1600. It is likely that Shakespeare would have encountered the ambassador and his companions.