Masonic Symbols Oversize Oblong Silk Scarf from The Met Museum


Our intriguing silk twill scarf reproduces the front-facing image on an enameled copper pendant with Masonic symbols (1758), possibly British and housed in The Met collection. Having originally developed out of craft guilds, Freemasonry often adopted symbols of the crafts-for instance, the architect’s square for virtue; fluted columns, evocative of King Solomon’s temple; the rusticated arch, referring to the arch of heaven; and a mason’s level, representing equality, among many others-in addition to religious and heraldic devices. Beguiling adornments such as the pendant in the Museum’s holdings were an important component of Masonic regalia.

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