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Masonic Scottish Rite 33rd Degree Sash and Case stamped Josiah T. Dyer
ca. 1890
Miss Rose Lipp
USA: Massachusetts, Boston
a: silk, bullion, sequins, glass, velvet; b: leather, metal, silk
a: 36"h x 8"w x 1"d
Gift of Stanley F. Maxwell

a: Masonic Scottish Rite 33rd Degree sash or baldric. Cream watered silk with gold tape trim and gold bullion fringe on ends. Embroidered with a series of symbols on one side. From top: black and gold bullion and sequin Greek cross with central shield showing double-headed eagle, hangs from embroidered pink bow and red, white and blue bar; gold bullion and red crown with clear and red stones; gold bullion double-headed eagle with wings uplifted and green sprigs in beaks, standing on sword draped with red banner embroidered in gold, "Deus Meumque"; gold bullion delta or triangle with red "33" in center, surrounded by gold bullion glory rays, one silver curvy sword extends from each side of delta, handles are gold with blue stones; gold bullion crown with white seed pearls and green gems; crossed flags, one white (with pink edge) with black double-headed eagle, one US flag; gold bullion leaves. At bottom where the sash ends meet is a gold bullion and red rosette. Lined with red silk; shoulder area is reinforced with red velvet. White label applied to lining; embroidered in blue, "Miss Rose Lipp / Society Regalias / Boston, Mass." b: Brown leather case for sash with hinged lid. Two silver-tone clasps on front. Lined with bright pink silk. Stamped on top of case in gold, "Josiah T. Dyer 33º / Boston, Mass."

For further information, see blog post, December 13, 2011, http://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2011/12/miss-rose-lipp-masonic-authority.html

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