Jan 17, 2018

Rampant Lions Mola Panel

Rampant Lions Mola Panel

c. 1950–70

Cotton: reverse appliqué, appliqué, embroidery

Overall: 37.2 x 46 cm (14 5/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. F. Louis Hoover 1971.197

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The lions on this mola are not typical of Guna mythology, but rather may draw from the European tradition of upright animals on heraldic crests. Perhaps inspired by a product label from the multitude of goods passing through the Panamá Canal, their doubling nevertheless expresses the Guna concept of asabinsidi, a term denoting two creatures facing one another.

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