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Masonic apron

Object Number: 
1927.102
Date: 
1775-1800
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 16 1/4 in. ( 43.2 x 41.3 cm )
Marks: 
painted: across top: "ARCANUM" painted: on banner: "ARMOR/ HONER ET/ JUSTIA" painted: in center: "Behold how/ good and/ how/ pleasent/ it is for/ Brethern/ to dwell/ to gether/ in unity/ it is like the/ precious/ ointment/ upon/ the head/ that ran/ down
Description: 
Silk painted masonic apron inscribed across the top in gold, "ARCANUM" with images of the sun and moon, two coulumns and masonic motifs painted in red, grey, gold, and brown below on a white ground; blue silk trim border and lace trim around top.
Gallery Label: 
This Masonic apron belonged to Captain John Shethar of the Second Continental Dragoons, Connecticut, during the American Revolution.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin Shethar
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group