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82nd Tribal Art Auction

2016, February 27

2 pm
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Wed, Feb 24 to Fri, Feb 26 – 10 am to 7 pm
Sat, Feb 27 – 9 am to 1.30 pm

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The Rielau Collection

»Collecting African art is a challenge for instinct, intuition and intelligence«, Hans Rielau about his private collection (Lots 109 - 249) and collecting by itself. More about the growing of his collection and its sympathic collector can be read here. Discover the enigmatic masks and figures from the Rielau Collection more...

Tribal Art this month

Zemanek-Münster is pleased to announce the 82nd tribal art auction, featuring selected works for collectors and connoisseurs: The private collection more...

Lot 294, Côte d'Ivoire, Atié

Lot 294: Part of a speakers staff

Côte d'Ivoire, Atié

Price: 1200 - 1500 €

Lot 308, Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Lot 308: Standing female figure "blolo bla"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Price: 2500 - 5000 €

Lot 11, Indonesia - Borneo, Dayak

Lot 11: Shield "kliau"

Indonesia - Borneo, Dayak

Price: 10000 - 20000 €

Lot 226, D. R. Congo, Songe

Lot 226: Mask "kifwebe", female type "kikashi"

D. R. Congo, Songe

Price: 2500 - 5000 €

Lot 396, Nigeria, Mama

Lot 396: Standing male figure

Nigeria, Mama

Price: 4500 - 9000 €

Lot 507, D. R. Congo, Songe

Lot 507: Standing figure

D. R. Congo, Songe

Price: 4500 - 9000 €

Lot 468, D. R. Congo, Chokwe

Lot 468: Flute

D. R. Congo, Chokwe

Price: 700 - 1000 €

Lot 156, Nigeria, Yoruba, Awori, Ipokia

Lot 156: Pair of male twin figures "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Awori, Ipokia

Price: 1500 - 2000 €

Lot 519, D. R. Congo, Teke

Lot 519: Miniature figure "biteki"

D. R. Congo, Teke

Price: 250 - 500 €

Lot 163, D. R. Congo

Lot 163: Elephant mask

D. R. Congo

Price: 2500 - 5000 €

Lot 228, D. R. Congo, Luba

Lot 228: Small bird head mask

D. R. Congo, Luba

Price: 450 - 900 €

Lot 304, Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Lot 304: Standing male figure "blolo bian"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Price: 12000 - 20000 €


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.