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Masonic Master Mason Apron
1800-1830
Unidentified
USA: Massachusetts (probably)
paint on silk; cotton
overall: 17-1/4"h x 18"w
Gift of Charles H. Peirce
76.46

Masonic apron with square body and rounded flap; white silk with blue and red silk tape border; hand-painted flap: all-seeing eye with red and blue border; central design of three step platform with archway; at top two men lowering one man through archway with rope; within archway is small coffin, altar, open Bible, yellow square and compasses with black "G"; flanking sun, five-pointed star, red cross, moon with stars; other symbols include ark with dove, trowel, tree, level, gavel, menorah, serpent on stick, gauge, plumb, crossed swords, burning bush and two double crossed "J"s; cotton backing. Twill tape ties.



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