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78th tribal art auction

2014, October 18

2 pm
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Paris, Fernandez Leventhal Gallery,
Rue de Bièvre Nr. 8
Sept. 27th – 10 am open end
Sept. 28th – 11 am to 5 pm

Würzburg, Auction House
Oct. 15th until 17th – 10 am to 7 pm
Oct. 18th – 9 am to 1.30 pm

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Ivory works from the Lega
[Lots 439-452]

Ivory insignia of the ‚bwami‘ society more...

African Dolls from the Bofinger Collection, Stuttgart, Germany
[Lots 85 - 128]

The category »AFRICAN DOLLS« is showcasing 40 objects from the private collection of Brigitte and Wolfgang BOFINGER, Stuttgart, Germany. It features a wide variety of types, materials and shapes of dolls from the sub-Saharan regions. These dolls, most of which have been published, are a very accessible way of starting a collection of African figures. more...

Lot 14, India, Naga

Lot 14: Standing male figure

India, Naga

Price: 300 - 600 €

Lot 244, Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo

Lot 244: Standing male figure

Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo

Price: 3000 - 5000 €

Lot 435, D. R. Congo, Kuba

Lot 435: Standing female figure

D. R. Congo, Kuba

Price: 2000 - 4000 €

Lot 116, Tanzania, Doe

Lot 116: Fertility doll "mwana hiti"

Tanzania, Doe

Price: 300 - 600 €

Lot 536, Tanzania, Zaramo

Lot 536: Fly whisk

Tanzania, Zaramo

Price: 1500 - 3000 €

Lot 202, Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Lot 202: Standing female figure

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Price: 5000 - 10000 €

Lot 90, Guinea-Bissau, Balante

Lot 90: Doll

Guinea-Bissau, Balante

Price: 250 - 500 €

Lot 201, Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Lot 201: Standing female figure "blolo bla"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Price: 4000 - 8000 €

Lot 466, D. R. Congo, Mangbetu

Lot 466: Round stool

D. R. Congo, Mangbetu

Price: 600 - 1000 €

Lot 134, Liberia, Dan

Lot 134: Ceremonial spoon "wakemia"

Liberia, Dan

Price: 2200 - 4000 €

Lot 325, Nigeria, Yoruba, Egbe (Ilorin) Area/Kwara State

Lot 325: Pair of twin figures "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Egbe (Ilorin) Area/Kwara State

Price: 3500 - 6000 €

Lot 408, D. R. Congo, Bakongo

Lot 408: Two necklaces

D. R. Congo, Bakongo

Price: 250 - 500 €


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.