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Masonic Master Mason Apron
1800-1820
Unidentified
USA: Connecticut (possibly)
ink on silk, silk
overall: 19"h x 17-1/2"w x 1/8"d
Museum purchase
2014.033.11

White silk Masonic Master Mason apron with rectangular body and curved false flap. Printed on the flap is an all-seeing eye with glory rays. Printed on the body are three steps to a mosaic pavement with two columns. In the center on the mosaic pavement are three candlestands and a square and compasses on a book. Between the two columns is a five-pointed star with a G in the middle. At left is a moon and a ribbon extending vertically with four bows. Tied into the bows are crossed quills, a gavel or mallet and pickaxe and a maul. At right is a sun with a ribbon extending vertically with four bows. Tied into the bows are crossed keys, a square and compasses and compasses and arc. To the side of the steps at bottom are additional Masonic tools. Handstitched along the edges of the apron and to form the false flap is light blue fringe. The top edge is bound with light blue silk ribbon, which extends into ties. Backed with beige silk.