Grouping of 6 Tangas Marajo Tribe, Amazon Basin
400AD – 1350AD
Ex Jean-Eugene Lions collection, St Tropez and Geneva
ex Robert Morris Gallery, New York, NY
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Tangas are small convex triangular pottery covers found in large numbers in the Amazon delta. Their suggestive shape has long been attributed to use as a cover or shield for the female Mound of Venus, for protection, modesty (‘cache-sexe’ is the French term) or embellishment.