The Sphero-conical Vessel

A Difficult Interpretation between Historical Sources and Archaeology


  • Stéphane Pradines Aga Khan University



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The six articles presented in this special edition of the Journal of Islamic Archaeology were part of the Study Day held on the 17th of December 2014 at the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology (the “IFAO”), Cairo and entitled “the Sphero-conical vessel: A debate on fire grenades and gunpowder in the Muslim World.”


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How to Cite

Pradines, S. (2017). The Sphero-conical Vessel: A Difficult Interpretation between Historical Sources and Archaeology. Journal of Islamic Archaeology, 3(2), 153–162.