Mola depicting a Skeleton

Unidentified Guna (Kuna) maker


mid-20th century

Multicolor cloth

Overall: 21 1/4 × 26 3/8 in. (54 × 67 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: The Alice Cox Collection, Class of 1939hW



Place Made: Panama, Central America


20th century

Object Name

Clothing: Outerwear

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Dressing Up Culture: Molas from Kuna Yala, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 17-December 7, 2008.

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, Dressing Up Culture, Molas from Kuna Yala, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, 2008, ill. p. 2.


Collected by Alice Macy Ray Cox (1891-1975) (widow of Dartmouth English Professor Sidney Hayes Cox, 1889-1952), in Panama; given to her daughter, Barbara Alden Cox Vallarino (Mrs. Joaquin Jose Vallarino Jr., Dartmouth Class of 1943W); given to present collection, 1977.

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