Masonic Medallion - Marble of Istria - 19th / 20th century

Description
Masonic Medallion - Marble of Istria - 19th / 20th century
Italy, Venice

Refined and elegant freemasonry medallion made of Istrian marble, finely decorated and handmade, depicting the classical symbols of the freemasonry (set square and compass) with the letter “G” in the centre and a very fine garland enclosing the engravings that complete the work. Dating back to mid 19th century, from Venice (Masonic lodge founded in 1746) and located on a wall of a room of the places in which Masonic meetings and ceremonies took place.
The set square is said to depict the matter, and the compass depicts spirit and mind. The letter “G” depicts the set square and the compass that, in the Anglo-Saxon world depicts the word God; other valid interpretations are G.A.D.U. (Grande Architetto Dell'Universo - Great Architect Of the Universe) or the ‘G’ for Geometry.
One of a kind lot, of sporadic availability, with a remarkable patina on the marble.
It can be easily hanged on the wall. Small sized, well proportioned and low-weight.
In excellent condition, intact.
It will be shipped in a wooden crate.
Safe, tracked and low-cost worldwide shipping.
The item is also available for pickup at our warehouse.

Measurements:
- Diameter 30 cm
- Depth 5 cm
Weight 7 kg

Lot details
Object
Masonic Medallion
Material
Marble of Istria
Estimated Period
19th / 20th century
Country of Origin
Italy, Venice
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
5×30×30 cm
Weight
7 kg
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