Persian School, (16th century); Persian. Medium: gouache on paper. Date: 16th Century. This is an illustration from the 'Shahnama' (Book of Kings), by Abu'l-Qasim Manur Firdawsi (c.934-c.1020) c.1510-40 depicting the history of kingdom of Persia. Provenance: Institute of Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg, Russia / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.