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Object Name: Pendant in case
Date: 1810-1815
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Medium: Gold, paste, other metal; wood, silk, metal
Dimensions: Container: 5/8 × 4 5/8 × 5 1/8 in. (1.6 × 11.7 × 13 cm) Part (Pendant): 3/8 × 3 5/8 × 4 1/4 in. (1 × 9.2 × 10.8 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
or: Europe
Description: Gold Masonic pendant in the form of a compass and partial protractor with sunburst suspended from the arm of the compass, symbolic triangle on reverse of sunburst, finding at the top, with nine paste gems in a diamond beneath; fan shaped wooden case covered with brown leather with two metal hook and eye clasps along one side, the lid is lined with brown satin, the box is lined with brown velvet.
Credit Line: Gift of Edward E. Irwin Martin and Clinton R. Irwin Martin
Object Number: 1955.88a-c
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Marks: engraved: reverse, across protractor: "Presented by Washington Lodge No. 16 to W. P. M. Asher / Martin, as a Tribute of respect for his past service. Dec. 17th 5815 [1815]"

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This pendant was presented to W. P. M. Asher Martin (1782-1853) by the Washington Lodge No. 16 when he reached the rank of 33rd Degree, 1815.