Past Master


Past Master


The subject of this portrait wears a Past Master’s jewel with his street clothes. Past Master’s jewels were typically presented to members who had served as the leader of their lodge to recognize their service and experience. In many jurisdictions, Past Master’s jewels are in the shape a rayed sun within a compasses and quadrant, as pictured here.

For more information about this object please visit the collection record here.


Special Acquisitions Fund, 88.42.27


“Past Master,” Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Online Exhibitions, accessed September 24, 2022,

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