Objects

Masonic Scottish Rite 21st Degree Apron
1870-1900
Unidentified
USA: Michigan, Kalamazoo
paint on silk
overall: 15-1/16"h x 16-3/4"w x1/8"d
Museum Purchase
2015.050.5

Masonic Scottish Rite 21st degree apron. Triangular body and flap. Yellow silk with blue ribbon trim. Painted on the flap is a flexed arm holding a sword. Painted on the body is an angel with gray wings and a purple tunic. The figure wears sandals and holds a key in one hand. With the other hand, he points a finger toward his mouth. Lined with light blue silk. Top edge is bound with blue ribbon, which extends to form ties. Stamped at top center on back in black is an oval with "Manufactured / [illegible] / Kalamazoo, Mich."