The Arms of ye most Ancient & Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons
The Arms of the Operative, or Stone Masons
The Antients Arms, as published in Ahiman Rezon, their Book of Constitutions, a design incorporating mainly "a man, a lion, an ox and an eagle", and based directly on the vision of Ezekial, I, 5-10
Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.
Lau. Dermott, Ahiman Rezon. Philadelphia : Leon Hyneman, 1855. [Lawrence Dermott, Ahiman Rezon. London : Privately Printed, 1756.] L. Hyneman Masonic Library, T. Sinclair lith. Phila., Larken Sculp.
And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calfs foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.