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Tribal Art, Baule, Côte d'Ivoire, Contemporary African Art, Marna Hattingh

Art in Context

Cultures are part of the wealth of this world. Its’ artistic works are diverse - and each one is unique. The more we know about them, the more we recognize the extraordinary.

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Dan, Côte d'Ivoire

Collector's Items Sale

Warm-up for connoisseurs and young collectors! With its "Collector's Items Sale", Zemanek-Münster launches the autumn auction, presenting works of art from....

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Hemba, Luba, Luba-Hemba, Tumbwe, DR Congo, Uruwa Style

Art of the Luba People

The history of the Luba and Hemba is intimately intertwined. In cultural terms, this can be seen in the cult of ancestors, in the secret societies, but it is especially evident in the art style of their fascinating sculptural carvings.

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Classics from the Rickli Collection

It is thirty years ago that René Rickli opened his collection to the public. The upcoming auction is now presenting an exciting selection.

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Collection Alfred W. Angst

Works from the Angst Collection

One of the unquestionably most beautiful Ibejis alongside classics such as the Sikasingo figure, ex Josef Mueller, and an archaic early Tellem statuette, ex Lance Entwistle, belonging to the estate of Alfred Angst.

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Collection Jürgen Peters, Collection Alfred Klinkmüller

From the collections Peters and Klinkmüller

Early, ornate works of the Herero and Ovambo people are extremely rare thus making this objects from the Germann colonial times even more significant.

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Open Sale

Are you interested in antique art from Africa, Australia, Asia, Oceania and The Americas? In our depot you will find more than 454 tribal art objects from European collections, which you can directly purchase at the minimum price.

There is always something to discover!

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Excellent zoomorphic headrest "mutsago" in form of an antelope, 19th century
Lot: 3045830

Zimbabwe, Shona / Tsonga

Lot: 3045804

D. R. Congo, Bembe II - Eastern Bembe

Divination bowl "agere ifa"
Lot: 3045777

Nigeria, Yoruba


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92nd Tribal Art Auction

African art works from the private european collections René Rickli (Olten), Alfred Angst (Zurich), Jürgen Peters (Nuremberg) and Alfred Klinkmüller (Berlin). Fine old Tribal Art from Africa, Australia, Oceania and Asia.

91 Tribal Art Auction

Fine old Tribal Art from Africa, Australia, Asia, Oceania and North America. Non-European art from international private collections. Royal arts of the Akan people from the Swiss collection of Roland Hartmann.

90.I Tribal Art and 90.II Contemporary Native American Art

Session I: Tribal Art (Lots 1 - 341) 17 November 2018 – 2 pm Tribal Art, Japan, Contemporary Art & Ceramics Session II: Contemporary Native American Art (Lots 342 - 574) 20 November 2018 – 2 pm The private collection of the Americanist, Prof. Gerhard and Dr. Gisela Hoffmann

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»Wurzburg - the tranquil underdog« was the title in a large German business magazine, that gave top ranking to the metropolis on the River Main in southern Germany in the fields of culture, science and business.

For experts of the tribal art market, Wurzburg is no longer an insider tip.

Wherever in the world non-European art plays a role, the name Zemanek-Münster in Wurzburg is on peoples lips.

The specialists have long been an international hub for the tribal art market, a hub though that proudly stands outside of the major art centres....

The numbers speak for themselves. 2,000 carefully selected works in four auctions per annum, many of which are from old private collections. This is only a small part when compared with the thousands of objects that we have reviewed over previous years whether that be on-site or at the auction house, that is in a former boilermakers workshop with a skylight roof.

We take our time ! Time for tribal art, for our customers and collectors, no matter how much experience they have. Building a successful collection cannot be done in passing but is a lengthy process of training the eye. There isn’t a fast-food recipe for this ! ...

We give you time ! Whether for consultations, estimates, assessments, or if you want to dissolve an estate. Our team of experts in Wurzburg, as well as our representatives in Antwerp and New York, are ready to support you with their knowledge and expertise.

You will find world-class Tribal Art in Wurzburg ! Since 2006, Zemanek-Münster has been listed in the 'Bundesverband deutscher Kunstversteigerer e.V. (BdK)'. It is a small select circle, for leading German art auction houses that have been chosen on recommendation.

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