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

Stock Number: 08146
An early Islamic grey-ware ceramic hand grenade with attractive moulded decoration.
Price
Sales price $400.00

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Description

An early Islamic grey-ware ceramic hand grenade with attractive moulded and carved 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.

Origin:

Circa 10th-12th century A.D. Silk Road, Central Asia

Dimensions:

Height: 11.5 cm

Condition: 

Minor loss to tip; otherwise intact.