Lot 1666: Byzantine Decorated 'Greek Fire' Hand Grenade
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 9th-11th century AD. A hollow ceramic vessel with a thick conical nozzle, piriform body with stepped rim and three vertical ribs, conical base. 474 grams, 16cm (6 1/4"). From an important London collection, acquired in the 1990s.
Condition Report: Fair condition, base chipped.