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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"

console WW0
console WW0

Nicely carved capital of a wooden column, mounted as a console. H 39cm (with console 90cm), lenght 243cm, depth 26cm.

Origin: north-west Pakistan, Hindu Kush mountains. 18th century.
Price: 3500 € EUR

Triple amulet container
Triple amulet container

Amulet box, with talismanic text on paper inside. Worn as a ‘bazuband’ around the upper arm. Herat, west Afghanistan. Silver. 8 x 6 x 2 (H) cm, 58.5 gram. Price: 350 € EUR