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Masonic Apron
1800-1820
Maker not marked
USA: Massachusetts
Silk, cotton, paint, gold leaf
body: 18"h x 18"w; body with ties: 19"h x 20"w
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
GL2004.12149

Shield-shaped Masonic apron with rounded flap. Painted with Masonic symbols: all-seeing eye on flap; "G" at center of cloud; PR side: sun with face, altar with flame, hand holding plumbline, sword and heart; PL side: level, beehive, sword and book; at center: pair of central columns marked J and B, on either side of open Bible with square and compasses on top, three steps, triangular mosaic pavement at bottom with trowel. Light blue ribbon with pinked edges trims apron and flap, and forms ties. Embroidered initials under flap either A B or A R. Cotton backing.



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