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Nigeria, Edo, Benin

All Art has been Contemporary

Art is everlasting - art always finds its place. Christmas greetings. Please note that the auction house is closed from the 21st of December to the 6th of January.

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Tribal Art, Africa, Baule, Oceania, Papua New-Guinea, Asia, Cambodia

Timeless beauty

A 22-carat gold handle of the Zhou Dynasty, an Angkor era torso, an early dance mask from New Ireland or a mother-and-child shrine figure, all are part of our November auction that showcases the beauty, artistic aesthetics and diversity of world cultures.

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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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Open Sale

Are you interested in antique art from Africa, Australia, Asia, Oceania and The Americas? In our depot you will find more than 522 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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"Bonaparte élegance", Vanitas project, 2014
Lot: 3046336

Sambu Dinzenza, Yves (*1980), Kinshasa, D.R. Kongo

"Kitendi en coukeur", Vanitas project, 2010
Lot: 3046335

Sambu Dinzenza, Yves (*1980), Kinshasa, D.R. Congo

Gold Hilt decorated with "Panhui" pattern, eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 256 B.C.)
Lot: 3046331



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93rd Tribal Art Auction

Fine old Tribal Art from Africa, Oceania and Asia. Works of African and European art from the 20th and 21st centuries. African weapons from the private collections of Hubert Pettenkofer and Dieter Schaffner. Contemporary Native American Art of the Hoffmann private collection (Part 2).

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.

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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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