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Masonic Royal Arch Apron
Maker not marked
paint on leather, bullion, silk, cotton
overall: 18"h x 20"w x 1/8"d
Museum Purchase

Masonic Royal Arch apron with shield-shaped body and rounded flap. Off-white with red silk border. Gold bullion tape applied along the edge of the red border. Gold bullion fringe on edges. Painted on flap is a blue ground with a keystone. Painted on the body is a blue ground with an arrangement of Masonic symbols. Central pair of columns with an archway. In between the columns is an altar with the Ark of the Covenant, a mosaic pavement with urn, and a six-pointed star at top with G in the middle. At bottom are a crossed shovel, pickaxe and crow. At left are three concentric circles with a delta in the middle above a window. At right is a Past Master symbol, a chisel and mallet and a red-covered book. Lined with glazed blue cotton.