A unique Masonic ceramic mug comically commemorating the year 2020.
• Height: 3.85" (9.8 cm)
• Diameter: 3.35" (8.5 cm)
• White print area
• Color rim, inside, and handle
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
Let's begin with the Pomegranate. According to the Books of Kings, the capitals of the two pillars that stood in front of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem were engraved with pomegranates. Solomon is said to have designed his coronet based on the pomegranate's "crown".
Pomegranates were known in Ancient Israel as the fruits that the scouts brought to Moses to demonstrate the fertility of the "promised land". Ancient Egyptians regarded the pomegranate as a symbol of prosperity and ambition. In Ancient Greek mythology, the pomegranate was known as the "fruit of the dead", and believed to have sprung from the blood of Adonis.
The grain, on the other hand, is referred to across many cultures as the staff of life. It is a long-standing symbol of fertility, bounty and resurrection.
The handshake symbolizes friendship and cooperation. Together with the Grain and the Pomegranate, their meaning can be taken as success being a natural product of people working together.
The Latin motto "manus manum lavat" | "one hand washes the other" is contained within the red prohibition sign. A thumb and stems of grain are above the prohibition.
The text around reads, Quarantine Lodge No. 2020 | State of Global Pandemic | Six Feet Apart. The seal is framed by a stylized COVID-19 virus.