Royal Arch Apron

Title

Royal Arch Apron

Description

In addition to the many emblems that Masons use to teach the lessons of the different degrees to members, color also holds a symbolic place in Masonic ritual. Red, as exhibited in this embroidered velvet apron, is generally associated with the Royal Arch degrees. In these degrees the color red represents “ardor and zeal” as well as fire, “the symbol of the regeneration and purification of souls.”

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Identifier

Museum Purchase, 2014.033.9

Date

1850-1870

Citation

“Royal Arch Apron,” Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Online Exhibitions, accessed December 8, 2021, https://srmmlonlineexhibitions.omeka.net/items/show/1149.

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