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Masonic Banner and Hanging Rod
ca. 1890
Maker not marked
Painted silk; bullion; linen; wood
backing board (banner sewn on): 72"h x 42"w x 1-1/2"d; overall: 60 in x 37 in
Gift of the Supreme Council, 33º, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, U.S.A.

Masonic Banner and Hanging Rod; a: triple-tailed banner with gold bullion edging and fringe and three tassels; obverse: white silk with gold letters outlined in red and blue, blue double-headed eagle of 33rd Degree with crown, "Supreme Council/ A.A.Rite/ Northern Juristiction, U. S."; reverse: blue silk with gold letters outlined in red, decoration of the 33rd Degree, nine-pointed star and shield of the Order resting on a Teutonic cross encircled by the Ourboros, "Grand East/ Boston, Mass."; nine loops across top for hanging rod; b: wooden rod missing covers for ends.