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Oceania, Pacific, Papua New Guinea, New Ireland, Malagan, Munich Private Collection

Steeped in rich history

Discover an exciting selection of artworks steeped in rich history. Be enchanted by captivating items, their stunning aesthetics and multifaceted cultural significance.

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Oceania, Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, New Ireland

African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art

The auction presents from German private collections historically important works, formerly Linden-Museum and Ludwig Bretschneider, including this rare friction drum from New Ireland. First-class ceramics from the Moche and Nazca cultures.

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Oceania, Pacific, Papua New Guinea

From private and previously unseen collections

It is one of the most edifying moments to track down artifacts that are still in their original condition, completely untouched by the European zeitgeist. Art that has an enthralling effect that can be experienced in our live auction.

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Oceania, Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, New Ireland, Kubetz

Art from Africa and Oceania

Malagan figures from New Ireland are among the most artistic sculptures in Oceania. Works that, like Pacific art in general, are highly valued because of their incredible and artistic creativity.

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Pre-Columbian art, Mexico, Maya, Jaina, Peru, Moche, Egypt, Antiquities

Pre-Columbian and ethnographic art

Pre-Columbian art from the private collections Michael Beckmann and Gerhard Asche Collection. Antiquities. Art and Ethnographica from Africa, Oceania and Asia. Live Online Auction on September 27.

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Sale 100, anniversary auction, Africa, Luba, D.R. Congo, Provenance

Anniversary Auction SALE 100

One hundred auctions of non-European art - one hundred times art from Africa, Oceania, America and Arctic Cultures. On the occasion of our anniversary auction we are pleased to present with a special selection of art with first-class provenances.

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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 462 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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Female power half figure "kakudji"
Lot: 3050392

D. R. Congo, Luba

Anthropomorphic face mask "mfon ekpo" with horns
Lot: 3050388

Nigeria, Ibibio

Standing male figure with amulet
Lot: 3050385

Nigeria, Igbo / Idoma


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101st Auction

Art from Africa and Oceania Historical Pacific art from german private collections: Malagan figures from the estate of Alexander Kubetz. South Sea clubs from Fiji and Samoa. Paddles from the Austral Islands belonging to a 19th century collection. Fine Maori art.African art works from the Bernhard Jäger collection. North-African jewelry from the estate of Dietrich von Reininghaus.

Online Auction

Pre-Columbian art, antiquities, art from Africa, Oceania and Asia. Ceramic vessels and gold works from the Michael Beckmann Collection as well as selected works from the Gerhard Asche Collection.

Sale 100

Anniversary Auction SALE 100 100 masterful works of unbridled creativity, artistic sophistication and with first-class provenances.

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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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