1921 Masonic Door Stop 

with an Egyptian Theme 

If you had two of these they would be bookends, but the loss of one makes it a door stop!  It is wonderfully hand-painted and pictures a winged scarab or beetle.  It is from the Latin Scarabeus, a beetle, the ancient Egyptian symbol usually combining representations of the sacred insect with a pellet suggesting the sun, the whole sacred to the sun-god.  Sometimes the venerated beetle as a living soul is shown with outstretched wings or with the horned head of a ram.  Scarabs are often inscribed with mottos or other similar lettering.

A special "Thanks" from Brother Al Lohman, a 30 year collector and 30+ year Masonic Lodge member from Wisconsin.  Al trades on eBay under the User ID  "lochlohman"

 

         

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