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Photo: Three objects of the auction, Baule, Ashanti, Ituri

The Heinz Kolerski collection. Part II

The present offer with around 60 works forms the second part of his considerable estate, among others this very beautiful Baule figure as well as this Ashanti speaker's staff covered with gold leaf.

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Photo: Filla als Präparator und eine Holo-Figur

Collection Günter Filla Bochum

African art  from Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin and the Congo, among them the ‘mvunzi’ figure of the Holo. 60 pieces of art of his collection will be auctioned.

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Photo: Five heddle pulleys, Baule, Jimini, Senufo, Guro

Heddle pulleys from the Mona Etienne collection

Some especially precious objects as gifts from the Baule-women to the New York ethnologist Mona Etienne as a sign of their appreciation.

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Photo: Albert Schweitzer with Emmy Martin, female face mask "okuyi"

From the Albert Schweitzer collection

Untold treasures from his early African collection coming from the Emmy Martin estate. Some of these works have hand-written dedications. Gabun masks from different periods. Memorabilia in bronze.

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Just one year after a successful website relaunch, the Zemanek-Münster auction house is now online with a French language Homepage.

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Lobi head from Burkina Faso as well as the Keaka head from Nigeria ar on offer at the 86th Tribal Art Auction Zemanek-Muenster in Wurzburg

Authentic and expressive tribal art

Sculptures such as this Lobi head from the Walter Schmidt collection and the Keaka head from colonial times are on offer in our auction on the 27th of May 2017. Take a look at the showroom.

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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 581 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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Sword ornament
Lot: 3042522

Ghana, Akan

Two figures
Lot: 3042521

Benin, Fon

Standing male figure
Lot: 3042510

Indonesia - Sumba


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86th Tribal Art Auction

Volume I: The collection Walter Schmidt – classic tribal art in post-war Germany (special catalogue). Volume II: Fine old tribal art from Africa, Asia, Oceania and North America. The Berlin collection from the architect and artist Ludwig Leicher (1895-1963). Objects from the Africa collection of the artist Bernhard Jäger.

85th Tribal Art Auction

Classic, traditional and exceptional art works. Notable carving works, ex. collection Edith Hafter, Solothurn, Switzerland. The Ethiopian Collection of Sachau-Zeies. The second part of the Rielau Collection. Masks and sculptures from the peoples of Gabon. An important gold jewellery collection from the Akan peoples. Small 'mu po' sculptures from Cameroon. Oceanic and South Pacific art.

84th Tribal Art Auction

The private collections Poul Mørk (1938-2013) and Alex Wittendorf (1931-2013), both Copenhagen, Denmark. Tribal Art objects from the Art Collection Helga & Hans-Jürgen Müller, Stuttgart. The colonial Cameroon Collection from the painter Wolfgang Röhricht (1886-1953), Berlin. The collection from Rolf Christoph Lutz (1930-2016), medical missionary for the Basler Mission in Ghana. Important Ethnographics from the colonial collection Kloppe in German South-West Africa.

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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 Tribal 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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