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Tribal Art from six private collections

Objects from the Poul Mørk collection, once curator of the National Museum of Denmark, Alex Wittendorf and from the gallery owners Helga & Hans-Jürgen Müller, Stuttgart.

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This image takes a spotlight to the preview of the Discovery Auction on August the 27th, 2016 at Zemanek-Münster

Don't miss this summer occasion !

This is one of the places to be this summer ! Just 4 days left to this auction, but the preview starts this Thursday in Wurzburg.

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The image is showing the detail of an old story board carved by the Congolese Teke people

Discovery auction in August. Catalogue online.

You can expect a very interesting auction at the end of August. Our Discovery Auction including more than 500 objects at greatly reduced limit prices !

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Our new web design: Clear, quick and responsive.

All important information at a glance - clearly structured, neatly arranged and suitable for all mobile devices. We have kept and expanded proven features.

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nkisi figure, Songe, Kongo (tribal art auction Zemanek) is displayed on the historic postcard representing the renowned Café Tropic in Basel whose owners, the brothers Paul and Kurt Seiler, travelled the african continent.

Post-auction sale ends in a few days

Historically documented - lot 461: This figure once was shown in the legendary »Café Tropic« in Basel whose owners, the brothers Paul and Kurt Seiler, travelled the african continent.

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Rare pieces and attractive estimates

Rare pieces from Papua New Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Cammeroon and the Cameroon Grassfields, from the Congo regions, Tanzania and Mozambique.

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Open Sale

Are you interested in antique art from Africa, Australia, Asia, Oceania and The Americas ? In our depot you will find more than 477 tribal art objects from European collections, which you can directly purchase at the minimum price.

There is always something to discover !

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Large round lidded basket
Lot: 3040820

Southeast Africa, Swahili Coast

Group of five objects
Lot: 3040803

Indonesia - Nias

Six pipes
Lot: 3040802

Indonesia - Nias


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83rd Tribal Art Auction

Fine old art from Africa, Asia, Australia, Oceania and America. The Nias collection of Dr. Heinrich Sundermann (1849-1919). Anton Handl in Cameroon. Significant works of art from the Cameroon Grassfields.

82nd Tribal Art Auction

The private collection of Hans Rielau. Treasures from West Africa and Central Africa. Memorial heads from the Akan. Elegant Baule figures. New Ireland sculptures with historically important provenances. Finely worked combs and basket-works from the South Seas. Old war club from the Ojibwe people (18th century). Voodoo and headhunting objects.

81st Tribal Art Auction

A rich and diverse selection: Important and powerful sculptures and masks from Africa, Australia, Asia and Oceania. Sensitive and delicate barkpaintings from the western Arnhemland. Samurai armaments from the Edo Period. A fine old Netsuke collection. Ceramics from the Nazca culture as well as works from the Inuit and First Nations.

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»Wurzburg - the tranquil underdog« was the title in a large German business magazine, that gave top ranking to the metropolis on the River Main in southern Germany in the fields of culture, science and business.

For experts of the tribal art market, Wurzburg is no longer an insider tip.

Wherever in the world non-European art plays a role, the name Zemanek-Münster in Wurzburg is on peoples lips.

The specialists have long been an international hub for the tribal art market, a hub though that proudly stands outside of the major art centres....

The numbers speak for themselves. 2,000 carefully selected works in four auctions per annum, many of which are from old private collections. This is only a small part when compared with the thousands of objects that we have reviewed over previous years whether that be on-site or at the auction house, that is in a former boilermakers workshop with a skylight roof.

We take our time ! Time for tribal art, for our customers and collectors, no matter how much experience they have. Building a successful collection cannot be done in passing but is a lengthy process of training the eye. There isn’t a fast-food recipe for this ! ...

We give you time ! Whether for consultations, estimates, assessments, or if you want to dissolve an estate. Our team of experts in Wurzburg, as well as our representatives in Antwerp and New York, are ready to support you with their knowledge and expertise.

You will find world-class art in Wurzburg ! Since 2006, Zemanek-Münster has been listed in the 'Bundesverband deutscher Kunstversteigerer e.V. (BdK)'. It is a small select circle, for leading German art auction houses that have been chosen on recommendation.

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