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From Alaska to South Africa: a Tribal Art journey around the world

• From Alaska to South Africa, from antique Egypt to the art of the post-colonial era
• Comprehensive selection of over 500 lots of non-European art

The 80th Tribal Art Auction on the 27th of June 2015 sets store on its proven concept, and once again presents an extensive and diverse selection of non-European art.

The auction offers approximately 520 objects from Egyptian antiques to pre-Columbian ceramics and ethnographic objects from arctic communities as well as traditional arts of Africa, Australia, Asia and Oceania. more...

Invitation to consign

You would like to offer your tribal art collection, or selected art objects up for auction?

We will be happy to inform you of the possibilities of consignment fine old art objects from Africa, Australia, Asia, Oceania and America.

To arrange an appointment on site or at the auction house, please feel free to contact us at +49 931 17721 or at info@tribal-art-auktion.de. more...

Lot 61, Inuit, St. Lawrence Island, Bering Strait

Lot 61: Anthropomorphic head sculpture in miniature form

Inuit, St. Lawrence Island, Bering Strait

Price: 1600 - 3000 €

Lot 516, Tanzania, Makonde

Lot 516: Staff

Tanzania, Makonde

Price: 600 - 1200 €

Lot 208, Nigeria, Mumuye

Lot 208: Male ancestor figure

Nigeria, Mumuye

Price: 1200 - 2000 €

Lot 508, Angola, Ovimbundu

Lot 508: Dignitary staff

Angola, Ovimbundu

Price: 750 - 1500 €

Lot 207, D. R. Congo, Yaka

Lot 207: Slit drum

D. R. Congo, Yaka

Price: 1800 - 3500 €

Lot 95, Mexico, Guerrero, Mezcala Culture, M-12 Type

Lot 95: Idol

Mexico, Guerrero, Mezcala Culture, M-12 Type

Price: 8000 - 12000 €

Lot 390, Gabon, Ntumu Fang

Lot 390: Reliquary guardian figure "eyema bieri" from a reliquary ensemble

Gabon, Ntumu Fang

Price: 25000 - 35000 €

Lot 485, D. R. Congo, Songe

Lot 485: Big power figure "nkisi"

D. R. Congo, Songe

Price: 18000 - 25000 €

Lot 41, Papua New Guinea - Sepik

Lot 41: Hand drum "kundu"

Papua New Guinea - Sepik

Price: 1000 - 2000 €

Lot 419, D. R. Congo, Chokwe

Lot 419: Three lamellophones "sanza"

D. R. Congo, Chokwe

Price: 450 - 900 €

Lot 40, Papua New Guinea - Sepik

Lot 40: Staff

Papua New Guinea - Sepik

Price: 1800 - 3500 €

Lot 20, Papua New Guinea, Abelam

Lot 20: Center piece of a gable wall of a ritual house "korombu"

Papua New Guinea, Abelam

Price: 2500 - 5000 €


African Art – objects of great expressivness

The tribal art auction house Zemanek-Münster in Würzburg (est. 1978) specializes in fine tribal art. They have been involved in African art since the beginning of the nineties and have become Europe's only auction house specializing exclusively in non-European art. Serious collectors of high-quality, non-European tribal art from Africa, Australia, Oceania, and Asia as well as for Pre-Columbian, masks, sculptures, ritual objects, ceramics and textiles should start and end their search here.

The fascination – especially for African masks and sculptures - arises from their extraordinary and remarkable expressiveness. While ethnologists appreciate their ritual function, the art collector is focused on their aesthetic qualities. For both, the tribal art auction house holds auctions four times a year, featuring a variety of tribal art objects, especially works of the Luba, Baule, Lobi, Senufo, Songye, Fang and Punu tribes, as well as works from Oceania for the international market.

Since January 2011 Zemanek-Münster’s Pre-Columbian and Classical Art Department is now also based in New York. With expert Howard Nowes at the Upper East Side a long-desired co-operation is become perfect.

The company is now widely regarded for its professional qualifications, integrity, reliability and fairness in dealing with collectors and consignors in Europe and the United States over the past 20 years. Zemanek-Münster is the only auction house in tribal art that guarantee the authenticity and originality of their objects. These standards have qualified the auction house for admission to the Association of German Art Auctioneers (Bundesverband deutscher Kunstversteigerer or BDK) in April 2007.

For several years Zemanek-Münster has been represented with its associated Gallery for non-European Art at international tribal art shows, like the Tribal & Textile Art Shows in San Francisco and New York. Zemanek-Münster is also present in Maastricht at the tribal art exhibition "Art from another world" – a brand-new and prosperous show for non-European tribal art, that started for the first time in March 2011.