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Masonic Apron
James T. Porter (active 1810-1830)
USA: Middletown, Connecticut
Leather, silk, paint, ink
overall: 13-1/2"h x 12-1/2"w
Museum Purchase

Masonic Apron including emblems of All Seeing Eye on flap. Below at center is the Somonic Star with two right hands joined in the center. Proper left emblems from top to bottom: Moon and Stars, HTWSSTKS surrounding key, Spade and Scythe crossing the hourglass, York Rite Delta; Proper right from top to bottom: Sun, Anchor and Ark, Past Masters Compasses, Ark of the Covenant. At center is York Rite arch; below keystone is all seeing eye with glory rays emanating with delta in the center, tyler's sword with pot of incense on either side of the delta. Mosaic pavement with constitution guarded by tyler's sword, altar and burning tapers. Below all, from proper right to left, are the perfect ashlar with three squares crossed forming a salem cross, plumb with spade and pick crossed, and rough ashlar with mallet and chisel crossed.

For further information, Blog post, August 22, 2017, http://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2017/08/new-to-the-collection-apron-owned-by-john-mix.html

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