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Masonic Master Mason Apron
Maker not marked
paint on silk, cotton
overall: 16-1/8"h x 17"w x 1/8"d
Museum Purchase

Masonic Master Mason apron. Rounded body with rounded false flap. White silk with pleated blue silk trim. Flap is delineated by blue silk ribbon. All-seeing eye in two shades of blue is painted on flap. Painted (stenciled?) on the body in two shades of blue are three steps, a mosaic pavement, three candlestands and two columns supporting an archway. In between the columns are a square and compasses, a G, a star, an urn, a sword pointing to a book and a sword pointing to a red heart. At the bottom are two green sprigs and a crossed baton and mallet. Along the sides are more symbols: level, urn, rough ashlar, plumb, Euclid's 47th problem, smooth ashlar and a red and yellow beehive. Attached at the top corners is off-white twill tape that forms ties. Lined with white cotton.