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Masonic York Rite Royal Arch Apron
Elkanah Tisdale (1771-1834), engraver; Consider Sterry (1761-1817), designer
USA: Connecticut, Norwich
Engraving on silk, cotton, silk trim
overall: 18-1/2" x 6-3/4"w
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts

Masonic York Rite Royal Arch Apron; white silk with blue cotton lace net fringe; on flap is all-seeing eye; floral pattern surrounds central design of two pillars, steps and Royal Arch, within arch is checkered pavement, archway, casket, triangle with skull and crossbones surrounded by candles with brazen cross, and all-seeing eye at top. Trim around edge composed of three stips of silk ribbon in dark blue/black, yellow, and light blue. At bottom left: "C. Sterry, del. / E. Tisdale, Sc."