Early 19th Century Gold & Ivory 

Masonic Wax Seal 


This is quite possibly an early 19th century Scottish or York Rite Wax Seal.   It depicts the Jerusalem Cross, a Greek cross between four crosslets with a Hebrew verse underneath.  It was adopted by Baldwyn as the arms of the kingdom of Jerusalem, and has since been deemed a symbol of the Holy Land.  It is also the jewel of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher.  Symbolically, the four small crosses typify the four wounds of the Savior in the hands and feet, and the large central cross shows forth his death for that world to which the four extremities point.  It is well made considering its Ivory and gold materials.  It measures 10.5 centimeters long and still has its original box.




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