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Catalog Number 1990.120.002
Description Masonic Apron, n.d. White leather apron with large eye depicted on triangular flap. Trimmed in turquoise ribbon and marked with Masonic symbol. Single blue woven ribbon hanging from top right corner. Lined on verso with linen fabric.
Object Name Apron
Collection 3D - Personal Objects
Title Masonic Apron, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text Eye with radiating lines on triangle flap; freemason symbol with letter "G" inside.
Provenance
Notes "The Masonic letter G reminds us that our every act is done in the sight of the Great Architect of the Universe. 'By letters four and science five, this ā€œGā€ aright doth stand, in due Art and Proportion; you have your answer, friend.' What are the "letters four"? It is believed that they stand for "YHWH", the name of the Great Architect of the Universe (pronounced "Yahway". (sometimes pronounced Jehovah) in the ancient Hebrew language, from which the Bible was translated. Which is the 5th science? Geometry. The Letter G stands for "Geometry", which is the mathematical science upon which Architecture and Masonry were founded. When did the letter G become part of the Square and Compass? No one knows exactly, but it is believed to be somewhere between 1730 and 1768, here in the United States. The "G" is not used in the center of the square and compasses in all jurisdictions around the world." (Retrieved from http://www.masonic-lodge-of-education.com/letter-g.html 2/25/2017)
Dimensions H-12.25 W-14.75 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Aprons
Masonic
Masons
Subjects Aprons
Masonry