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Freemasons' symbols, from architectural instruments to cosmic symbols, with an eye looking downward. Etching, 1788.

Date
1788
Reference
27184i
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Description

A numbered key to the significance of each object is given in Jachin and Boaz (op. cit.), p. v-vi. For the instruments and objects, see the list of subjects below

Publication/Creation

1788

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 17.1 x 10.5 cm

Lettering

Vide, aude, tace. 5776.

Lettering note

The legend engraved as "Vide, aude, tace" means 'See, dare, be silent'. it is a variant of "Vide, audi, tace", meaning 'See, hear, be silent' (also used in the form "audi, vide, tace")

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 27184i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


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