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USA: Vermont, Reading
Ink on silk, linen
Overall: 17"h x 14-7/8"w
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
Masonic York Rite Royal Arch Apron fragment affixed to linen backing; leaf and diamond embossed pattern silk shows impression of engraving plate; on apron are columns "B" and "J" support archway through brickwall; within archway are mosaic platform with altar, Holy Bible, square, compasses; triangle with Hebrew word, Sun moon, stars, ark, rainbow and other symbols. Keystone in Archway has Royal Arch "HTWSSTKS"; left and right of archway is one hand holding scales, other hand holding plumb line. At bottom are various symbols of Freemasonry - coffin, level, spade, anchor, etc. At top of engraving: "Manufactured by L. Robinson, Reading, Vermont." In ink on left edge: "H. 5. 73" On reverse: "222".