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An early Islamic grey-ware ceramic hand grenade with moulded decoration

Stock Number: 08149
An early Islamic grey-ware ceramic hand grenade with moulded decoration.
Price
Sales price $750.00

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Description

An early Islamic grey-ware ceramic hand grenade with moulded decoration.
Oil filled incendiary grenades of this type were used during the crusades and later by expansion of Islam to central Asia and Europe.
Reference: James & Thorpe, Ancient Inventions, p 231.
Intact.
GP

 

Origin:

Circa 10th-12th century A.D. Greater Persia

Dimensions:

Length: 15.5 cm