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Masonic Master Mason Apron
1815-1825
Maker not marked
USA: Massachusetts (probably)
Paint and silk on silk
overall: 17-1/2"h x 15"w
Museum Purchase
96.014

Masonic Master Mason apron with rounded body and rounded flap; hand-painted and needlework white silk with light blue pleated silk edging; false flap painted with radiant all-seeing eye; body: decorated with painted and needleworked Masonic symbols including: pillars, mosaic pavement with three steps and blazing star, archway enclosing a winding staircase leading to a second similar archway; flanking are symbols of the point within circle, 47th problem of Euclid, sun, moon, and seven stars; below, a gavel and folding rule, the square and compasses on a Bible, a square, level and plumb, and a trowel on a sprig of acacia.



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