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Masonic York Rite Mark Master Apron
ca. 1800
Maker not marked
paint on leather, silk
overall: 12-1/4"h x 13-1/2"w
Gift of the Supreme Council, 33º, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, U.S.A.

Square body and square flap. Masonic York Rite Mark Master apron; white leather apron with Masonic symbols; apron bound in yellow silk; symbols painted with gold, blue and red; all seeing eye on flap, letters "H T W S S T K S' inside square and compasses with legs interlaced (Fellow Craft position), sun, moon and stars, mallet, Bible and chisel.

This apron features a chisel and mallet, symbols associated with the Mark Master degree. This degree first became popular in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The artist who decorated the apron included a mnemonic related to the Mark Master degree, “HTWSSTKS.” It is creatively—represented as if the letters were engraved on a badge. “The Badge of a Freemason: Masonic Aprons from the Collection,” March 2016-March 2017

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