Crusades hand grenade!
Time of the Crusades, Holy Land, c. 6th – 6th Century AD. Choice very large grey ware hand grenade! The body with stylized bands with what resembles seeds from a pomegranate, parallel grooves between each. Domed top with opening for flammable liquid and wick. H: 5 1/8″ (13 cm). Intact , minor age crack. A beautiful example! Ex Orange County private collection.