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The aftersale of our 79th Tribal Art Auction has been started. Some pieces are still available. Maybe you discover one piece or another to add to your collection.
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Impacts for the creations of Classical Modernism


The focus of our richly-stocked auction are objects from West and Central Africa that have clearly influenced the creations of modernism and have therefore been a key factor in its success. Read more...

Lot 165, Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Lot 165: Seated female figure "asie usu"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Price: 4000 - 8000 €

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Lot 279, Nigeria, Izzi/Igbo

Lot 279: Mask "mwanyi ogada"

Nigeria, Izzi/Igbo

Price: 6000 - 12000 €

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Lot 362, Gabon, Punu

Lot 362: Maske "okuyi"

Gabon, Punu

Price: 4500 - 9000 €

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Lot 449, D. R. Congo, Luba

Lot 449: Male ancestor figure "singiti"

D. R. Congo, Luba

Price: 2000 - 3500 €

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Lot 218, Côte d'Ivoire, Turka

Lot 218: Kneeling female figure

Côte d'Ivoire, Turka

Price: 600 - 1000 €

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Lot 351, Central Africa

Lot 351: Group of arrows

Central Africa

Price: 450 - 900 €

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Lot 111, Guinea-Bissau, Bidyogo

Lot 111: Sawfish mask

Guinea-Bissau, Bidyogo

Price: 10000 - 20000 €

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Lot 168, Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Lot 168: Maternité

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Price: 10000 - 20000 €

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Lot 106, Sierra Leone, Mende

Lot 106: Standing female figure "lomba" or "kambei"

Sierra Leone, Mende

Price: 1200 - 2500 €

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Lot 234, Ghana, Ashanti

Lot 234: Comb

Ghana, Ashanti

Price: 300 - 600 €

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Lot 271, Nigeria, Igbo

Lot 271: Two female shrine figures "alusi"

Nigeria, Igbo

Price: 9000 - 18000 €

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Lot 282, Nigeria, Mumuye

Lot 282: Standing ancestor figure

Nigeria, Mumuye

Price: 2000 - 4000 €

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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.