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Masonic Scottish Rite Symbol, Universi Terrarum Orbis Architectonis Gloria Ingentis
ca. 1840
Maker not marked
Watercolor on paper
overall: 10 7/8 x 18 1/4 in.; 27.6225 x 46.355 cm
Gift of the Supreme Council, 33º, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, U.S.A.

Masonic Scottish Rite, Universi Terrarum Orbis Architectonis Gloria Ingentis hand drawing and watercolor; double headed eagle holding sword; triangle with Hebrew character's above eagle's head; pink banner reads "Universi Terrarum Orbis Architectonis Gloria Ingentis"; upper left corner is scene of cow, eagle, lion, harp, woman, lamb on altar, crown, triangle, bow and arrow, horns, and ten commandments on floating cloud; upper right corner of gold upside-down triangle; American flag; flag with double-headed eagle, reads "DEUS MEUM QUE JUS"; white banner reads "DEUS MEUM QUE JUS"; written on left "Charleston/ S. C./ their Diploma's headings"; signature of "J. J. J. Gourgas" on reverse; piece of edge torn off.