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Wood; paint; gilded
overall: 18 x 22 in.; 45.72 x 55.88 cm
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Wooden beehive painted gold. Formed with wooden coils; hollow inside.
In Freemasonry and other fraternities, the beehive was a symbol of industry. Props like this were used in the lodge when rituals were performed and also served to remind initiates of the lessons they learned.