Below you will find nine illustrations of items that are used or symbolize features of Masonic Rituals. For example, there is the altar, considered to be one of the most important articles of furniture in a Lodge room. There are also images of tools that are used such as the compass, which is an emblem of virtue. These images come from several books on Freemasonry, including Gems of Masonry by John Sherer. It was published in 1859.