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Masonic Knights Templar Apron and Sash
1780-1830
Maker not marked
USA
Paint on silk
a: 19-1/2"h x 15-1/4"w x 1/8"d; b: 37-3/4"h x 4-3/8"w x 1/2"d
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
GL2004.1114a-b

Masonic Knights Templar apron and sash. a: Apron, white silk with black silk ruffled border and large black flap and backing. On apron is painted seven step plaftorm with each step painted different color; at top of platform is Royal Arch with sun within; above is 47th Problem of Euclid. At left is gold painted pascal lamb; at right is rooster. Large flap covers upper third of designs. b: Sash; black silk with white edge; weighted black and white cocade joins ends together. Hand-painted symbols on silk from top are: all-seeing eye within blue circle, 47th Problem of Euclid, steps with archway; hand suspending sun within, red St. Andrew's cross and at bottom red square "pound sign." Last two signs refer to Royal Arch alphabet. Under flap is pinned tag: "1052".


For further information, see Newell, Aimee, et.al., "Curiosities of the Craft: Treasures from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection", 2013, p. 42-43.



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