Apron Design

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Title

Apron Design

Description

On occasion Masons drew pictures of symbols, scenes and ritual objects when communicating with their brethren. This watercolor, which may have been enclosed in a letter, shows the design of an apron. This design includes symbols—such as the rooster, lion and eagle—that helped illustrate lessons taught in the higher degrees, now known as the York and Scottish Rites. Scholars have speculated that the painter who drew this design was copying the iconography of a French apron.

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Identifier

Special Acquisitions Fund, 80.13

Date

1800-1820

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Citation

“Apron Design,” Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Online Exhibitions, accessed August 20, 2022, https://srmmlonlineexhibitions.omeka.net/items/show/564.