Worshipful Master certificate issued to Edward G. Graves

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Title

Worshipful Master certificate issued to Edward G. Graves

Description

A Worshipful Master certificate issued by Baalbec Lodge (East Boston, Massachusetts) to Edward G. Graves and dated November 5, 1895. The engraving for the certificate was created by John Hawksworth. At the top of the certificate rests the Eye of Providence, which illuminates three figures, a heavily bearded man, who wears a lion skin while he clutches a key in his right hand, and two women. The first woman (standing) hands a document with the words, “Words is the principle thing &c,” to the second woman (kneeling). The three figures stand on an altar or platform and at their feet lay Masonic tools. The altar or platform is adorned with Masonic images, including one of a child who rests with a lion and lamb. A dove with a twig in its beak flies overhead.

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts.
MA 007

Date

1895 11 05

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A1978/044

Extent

1 document; 31 x 13 cm.

Provenance

Gift of the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite.

Citation

Freemasons. Baalbec Lodge (East Boston, Mass.) and Hawksworth, John, active 1819-1848, engraver, “Worshipful Master certificate issued to Edward G. Graves,” digitalVGW, accessed May 25, 2024, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/404.