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Original Artwork of High Priest Costume for Fraternal Supply Catalog
1870-1930
Maker not marked
USA
Paper; watercolor; photograph
overall: 16"h x 9-1/2"w
Special Acquisitions Fund
88.42.156.2

Original drawing to illustrate an unknown fraternal supply catalog. Full-length image of a man wearing a High Priest costume. Subject wears a blue, white, red and gold robe with a white crown and has a white beard. He wears a white sash with gold fringe and a high priest's breastplate (square with twelve jewels arranged in rows). Inscription at lower right reads, "High Priest."


For further information, see Tabbert, Mark A., "American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities", 2005, p.118.