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"
Amulet from Multan, Pakistan. Blue enamel on silver. Worn as protective amulet. 19th century. 5.5cm x 5.5 cm. 30 gram. Price: 200 € EUR
embroidered mihrab hanging
Ouzbek embroidery in Singer-stiched cotton on a raw silk base (composed of 3 strips) and lined with a narrow strip of card weaving. The mihrab motif points towards a religious purpose..
Condition: very good, some minor stains.
84 x 163 cm. Ca 1920
Price: 750 € EUR