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Rare female figure 'tale ko' from the Dida people, Côte d'Ivoire. 85th Tribal Art Auction at Zemanek-Münster, Wurzburg (Germany)

Rare female figure 'tale ko', Côte d'Ivoire

An unusual and rare figure from the Dida people will be on offer at the 85th Tribal Art Auction in Wurzburg on the 4th of March 2017. The preview starts next week. Take a look into the showroom.

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kpan mask, Baule, Côte d'Ivoire, Tribal Art Auction on March, 4th, 2017 at Zemanek-Münster, Wurzburg

85 tribal art auction catalogue

More than 500 art works. Discover the classic, traditional and unusual art works. One of the highlights: This female 'kpan' mask from the Baule people (dated before 1920), ex Edith Hafter, Solothurn.

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Invitation to the tribal art Auction on March, 4th, 2017 at Zemanek-Münster

Featuring objects from Ethiopia and Oceania

About an extraordinary talisman from Oceania. The Ethiopian Collection of Sachau-Zeies. The second part of the Rielau Collection. Masks and sculptures of Gabon's cultural regions, an important collection of gold jewels from the Akan.

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This image is showing a 17th century icon that will be offered on March 4, 2017 at Zemanek-Münster 's tribal art auction

We are taking our Christmas holidays !

Christmas greetings from Ethiopia and the Coptic-Christian North. Please note that the auction house is closed from December 17, 2016 until January 8, 2017.

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The image is showing objects that are offered in the 84th tribal art auction on the 5th of November 2016 at Zemanek-Münster

Strong Autumn Offer in Sight !

Take your time for Zemanek-Munster's last tribal art auction of the year 2016.  Discover impressing and powerfull art works from international private owners. Insights even now !

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Tribal Art from six private collections

Objects from the Poul Mørk collection, once curator of the National Museum of Denmark, Alex Wittendorf and from the gallery owners Helga & Hans-Jürgen Müller, Stuttgart.

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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 533 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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Male and female twin figure "ere ibeji" in beaded cape "ewu ileke" and hat
Lot: 3041519

Nigeria, Yoruba, Igbomina, Ila Orangun

Small power figure "phuungu"
Lot: 3041511

D. R. Congo, Yaka

Abstract dance crest "ogbom"
Lot: 3041499

Nigeria, Eket


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84th Tribal Art Auction

Fine old tribal art from Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania. The private collections from Poul Mørk (1938-2013) and Alex Wittendorf (1931-2013), both Copenhagen, Denmark. Tribal Art objects from the Art Collection Helga & Hans-Jürgen Müller, Stuttgart. The colonial Cameroon Collection from the painter Wolfgang Röhricht (1886-1953), Berlin. A small collection from Rolf Christoph Lutz (1930-2016), medical missionary for the Basler Mission in Ghana. Important Ethnographics from the colonial collection Kloppe in German South-West Africa.

83rd Tribal Art Auction

Fine old art from Africa, Asia, Australia, Oceania and America. The Nias collection of Dr. Heinrich Sundermann (1849-1919). Anton Handl in Cameroon. Significant works of art from the Cameroon Grassfields.

82nd Tribal Art Auction

The private collection of Hans Rielau. Treasures from West Africa and Central Africa. Memorial heads from the Akan. Elegant Baule figures. New Ireland sculptures with historically important provenances. Finely worked combs and basket-works from the South Seas. Old war club from the Ojibwe people (18th century). Voodoo and headhunting objects.

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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 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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