Heraldic Charges: List of Heraldic Charges
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 63. Chapters: Fleur-de-lis, Savoy knot, St George's Cross, Fylfot, List of heraldic charges, Crown, Senyera, Broad arrow, Wolfsangel, Roundel, Vol, Star, Lozenge, Sun, Rose, Label, Sun in splendour, Millrind, Stafford knot, Baton sinister, Goutte, Torse, Hammer and pick, Hinckaert knot, Bowen knot, Shakespeare knot, Heraldic knot, Dacre knot, Wake knot, Annulet, Hungerford knot. Excerpt: This article does not cover those charges which derive their shape in part from that of the field; see Ordinary (heraldry). The personal arms of Anne, Princess Royal displayed on a lozengeA few simple charges are traditionally, and arbitrarily, classified among the subordinaries. (All other mobile charges are called common charges.) A lozenge is a rhombus, similar to the diamond of playing-cards (though its sides are never concave). A narrower lozenge may be called a fusil. A mascle is a lozenge voided, i.e. with a lozenge-shaped hole; a rustre is a lozenge pierced, i.e. with a round hole. A billet is a rectangle, sometimes representing a sheet of paper or a piece of firewood. Its long side is normally vertical. A circular ring is called an annulet; a solid circle is called a roundel. Though the taboo is not invariably respected, British heraldry in particular, and to a greater or lesser extent the heraldry of other countries, frowns on depictions of God or Christ, though an exception may be in the not-uncommon Continental depictions of Madonna and Child, including the Black Madonna in the arms of Marija Bistrica, Croatia. The Virgin, St. John the Apostle and St. Mary Magdalene lamenting the body of Christ taken down from the Cross" the arms of Pinggau, Steiermark, Austria The Devil being defeated by an archangel (probably St. Michael).The Devil (or a demon), freestanding (depicted differently than the devil in the foregoing). This form is far f...
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