Istrian marble Masonic tile, fully decorated and sculpted by hand, top quality and workmanship.
The scene depicts the masonry temple built by Solomon, which became legendary for its symbolic value.
From Florence (Masonic lodge founded in 1731), it was placed above a large porch in one of the places where Masonic meetings and ceremonies took place.
The two columns mark the entrance to the realm of Freemasonry.
To the left is Solomon, the King from which Freemasonry is derived.
On the right is depicted Hiram, the chief architect that erected the temple built around 988 BC.
It also features carvings of typical masonic symbols, such as the providence eye, used by masonry in the early stylised versions.
Square and Compass are the basic signs of Masonry, as necessary to build stable and regular buildings. The Square is a symbol for Moral and the Compass for Spirituality. In other words, the Square symbolises righteousness and rectitude of intention, purpose and deeds, it represents an obligation, an unchangeable rule, a duty. The Compass represents Will, Ability and Genius.
It has a hole on the back that allowed the coat of arms to be hung safely.
This one-of-a-kind, hard-to-find lot shows a remarkable patina on the marble.
Excellent workmanship and high quality. It can be hung up on the wall or placed on a pedestal.
Well-proportioned, quite heavy item.
Very good condition, completely intact.
In case of shipping, it will be delivered in a wooden crate after professional packaging.
Safe and tracked shipping throughout Italy, Europe and rest of the world at affordable rates.
The item can also be picked up at our warehouse.
- Width 48 cm
- Length 50 cm
- Thickness 6 cm
Weight: 25 kg.
- Azulejo masónico - El templo de la masonería - 50 x 48 cm
- Mármol de istria
- Periodo estimado
- Segunda mitad del siglo XX
- País de origen
- Italia, Venecia
- Buen estado - usado y con signos menores de los años
- 6×48×50 cm
- 25 kg