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Welcome on the site of Bart Wille, archaeologist and art historian for the ancient Near & Middle East and Central Asia.

Since 1982 I am running a specialised gallery in Belgium, presenting archaeological and ethnographic items, under the motto "museum-quality at affordable prices"

Sumatra embroidery
Sumatra embroidery

Embroidery from Sumatra, saffron colored silk on very thin cotton, with Islamic symbol of the crescent with star and some calligraphic medallions.
Condition: some small holes and spots
133 x 133 cm. Around 1900

Price: 1000 EUR

Vase with scorpions
Vase with scorpions

A white alabaster vase with the representations of 4 large and 4 small sized scorpions. Repaired at the rim. Very rare!
H 27,8 cm; Diameter 13 cm; Diameter top 9 cm.
Price: 24000 EUR