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Masonic Royal Arch Apron
1815-1825
Unidentified
USA
paint on silk, cotton, bullion
overall: 17-1/2"h x 16"w
Museum Purchase
2013.061

Masonic Royal Arch apron with rounded body and shield-shaped false flap. White with painted design on body. Central red and gold delta or triangle with sawtooth border and circle and triangle in the middle with Hebrew characters in the center. At top is a gold all-seeing eye with blue sky and gray clouds. Gold banner below reads "Sit Lux et Lux Fuit." At the sides are floral garlands with red roses. At bottom is a gold leafy acacia vine. Faded red pleated silk trims the body and outlines the false flap. Silver bullion tape is applied along the inside edge of the silk trim. The top edge is bound with the same silk. Red silk ribbon ties are attached at the upper corners. Backed with white cotton.