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Masonic Master Mason Apron
1815-1820
Charles Cushing Wright; William B. Whitney
USA: New York, Homer
ink on cotton
overall: 13-1/2"h x 15"w x 1/8"d
Museum Purchase
2014.070.6

Masonic Master Mason apron with square body and rounded flap. Off-white cotton printed in black. Flap is printed with an all-seeing eye. The body is printed with an arrangement of Masonic symbols. At center are two columns (celestial and terrestrial), one is marked "B" and one is marked "J." Between the columns are nine pairs of columns with a mosaic pavement in between and three candlestands at front and an open Bible with square and compasses at back. At left are crossed keys and at right are crossed quills. Printed below these columns is "Silence and Circumspection." Above the columns are a pair of hands, a star and a classical figure holding a G in one hand. Lettering below the figure reads "Hail Heavenly Victor, Thine's a Sacred Flame." Along the bottom is a landscape with an ark and a beehive. Along the sides are Masonic symbols: moon, seven stars, ladder, 47th problem of Euclid, trowel, level, plumb, dove, square and compasses, sun, circle between two lines, scales, sword pointing to a heart, winged hourglass, urn with incense. Twill tape ties attached at upper corners. At bottom, under image: "C Wright Scpt for W. B. Whitney Homer [unclear]".