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Masonic Apron
1770 - 1800
Maker not marked
Place made not marked
Silk, bullion; metal; cotton
body: 16"h x 15-1/2"w
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts

Black silk apron with white cotton tape attached (not original); gold tape border with metal lace edge. Apron embroidered in various colored threads; shows seven step platform with green foil pillars left and right; in center is Bible, Square and Compasses. At top is sun, moon, ark, tree with serpent. Left center arm out of clouds holding scale; right center, arm out of clouds holding key. Other symbols include Paschal Lamb; beehive, three candles, Jacob's Ladder, and various working tools. On flap is All-Seeing Eye. Written on back: "570-2"