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Masonic Apron
1800-1820
Unidentified
USA
ink on leather, paint
overall: 15-1/2"h x 13"w
Museum Purchase
2014.115.2

Masonic apron with rounded flap and rectangular body. Printed in black on flap is an all-seeing eye above clouds. Printed in black on body with small highlights of gold and red paint is an arrangement of Masonic symbols. Central archway with keystone stands on a mosaic pavement at the top of three steps. Inside the archway are red and gold drapes, a gold star with G in the middle, an open book with gold square and compasses and three candlestands. There is a column to each side. Inside the columns are several symbols, including: winged hourglass, Euclid's 47th Problem, sword pointing to a book, trowel, sword pointing to a red heart and burning incense. Along the bottom are several black symbols including a coffin and scythe. Additional symbols are arranged along the outside of the columns: hand holding a ribbon with tools on each side, beehive, ladder, anchor, square, level and ark. At top, above the archway are a moon, sun and red streaking comet.