Persian flanged mace being used in battle. "Khusrau Parviz's Charge against Bahram Chubina", Folio 707v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020). Artist: Painting attributed to Bashdan Qara (active ca. 1525–35). Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1530–35, Iran, Tabriz, Met Museum.