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Aftersale in progress

The aftersale of our 76th 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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Selections from the next sale

We would like to draw your attention to some selected objects which we will offer in our next sale. Only in extracts they can give us an insight in the diversity and quality of fine traditional art from Africa, Asia, Oceania and The Americas. About 650 items will be auctioned. more...


Additional preview of the 76th tribal art auction in Paris at Fernandez Leventhal Gallery

We are pleased to announce a preview in Paris of our next sale.
On the weekend of the 8th and 9th of March , we will be exhibiting a selection of objects from our 76th tribal art auction at Fernandez Leventhal Gallery in Paris, located at ... more...

Lot 596, D. R. Congo, Songe

Lot 596: Standing male ancestor figure "nkisi"

D. R. Congo, Songe

Price: 15000 - 20000 €

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Lot 46, Papua New Guinea, Asmat

Lot 46: Ancestor figure "kawe"

Papua New Guinea, Asmat

Price: 600 - 1200 €

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Lot 165, Côte d'Ivoire

Lot 165: Two miniature masks "ma go"

Côte d'Ivoire

Price: 350 - 650 €

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Lot 367, Ghana, Akan

Lot 367: Two goldweights: birds

Ghana, Akan

Price: 250 - 500 €

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Lot 16, India, Naga, Tangkhul

Lot 16: Ritual decorated front panel

India, Naga, Tangkhul

Price: 8000 - 15000 €

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Lot 119, West Africa

Lot 119: Eight bracelets

West Africa

Price: 200 - 400 €

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Lot 31, India, Naga, Konyak

Lot 31: Trophy ornament

India, Naga, Konyak

Price: 1000 - 2000 €

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Lot 159, Burkina Faso, Lobi

Lot 159: Pair of figures "bateba ti puo"

Burkina Faso, Lobi

Price: 600 - 1200 €

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Lot 479, Nigeria, Yoruba, Igbomina

Lot 479: Big female bowl bearer "arugba shango"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Igbomina

Price: 12000 - 25000 €

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Lot 166, Côte d'Ivoire, Abron/Agni

Lot 166: Heddle pulley

Côte d'Ivoire, Abron/Agni

Price: 1800 - 3000 €

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Lot 452, Nigeria, Igbo

Lot 452: Figure "ikenga"

Nigeria, Igbo

Price: 500 - 1000 €

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Lot 427, Nigeria, Chamba

Lot 427: Standing pair of figures

Nigeria, Chamba

Price: 450 - 900 €

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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.