Traceable Art for December

With the end of the year approaching, I figured it was time for a summary of the hundred-plus illustrations added to the Traceable Heraldic Art collection since last month’s update.

I’m pleased to welcome first-time contributor Ajir Tsagaan, who sent in more than a dozen original illustrations, including some lovely birds and a beautiful Corinthian helm. Thanks also to Jessimond of Emerickeskepe, Vémundr Syvursson, Elspeth Farre, Elionora inghen Ui Cheallaigh, and Iago ab Adam, who all continue to create new art on an ongoing basis.

This update features a bunch of new charges found in period armorials including the yarn swift, royne, winde, chamber, and scourge. Using a rare or not-yet-registered charge like these is a great way to stand out with unique armory and simple designs facilitated by the limited number of potential conflicts!

Recent additions are listed below, with labels for new entries or multiple related illustrations.

  • Lines: Rayonny Line
  • Divisions: Per Chevron Dovetailed, Per Chevron Potenty (new), Per Fess Rayonny, Per Pale Rayonny
  • Ordinaries: Base Wavy (new), Bend, Bordure Parted Bordurewise Wavy (new), Cross Parted (new), Fess Dancetty Flory at the Points (2), Saltire Parted (new), Saltire Parted and Voided (new)
  • Shapes & Symbols: Avellane Cross, Cross Alisée (new), Cross Annuletty (new), Cross of Annulets Braced (new), Cross Barby (new), Escarbuncle, Mitsutomoe
  • The World & Heavens: Comet, Crescent (3), Two Crescents Braced (new), Mount Couped (new), Mountain, Sun In His Splendor, Trimount
  • Plants: Apple Tree (new), Hazel Branch (new), Hazel Nut Slipped (new), Linden Branch Twined on Itself, Oak Tree Fructed and Eradicated, Pomegranate Slipped and Leaved, Poppy Boll Slipped (new), Poppy Bolls Slipped and Leaved (new), Turnip
  • Invertebrates: Dragonfly
  • Fishes: Barbel, Fish Haurient (2), Sea-Wolf
  • Reptiles: Crocodile Rampant (new), Natural Salamander Passant (new), Natural Salamander Rampant (new)
  • Birds: Crane, Crow Rising Maintaining A Slip of Holly, Eagle, Heron Wings Displayed (new, 2), Owl, Panache of Ostrich Feathers, Peacock Feather, Raven (2)
  • Beasts: Boar’s Head Sustained by an Arm Couped (new), Domestic Cat Rampant Regardant (new), Fox Couchant (2), Fox Passant, Fox Passant Guardant (new), Fox’s Head, Fox’s Mask, Goat Clymant, Lion’s Head, Lion’s Jambe, Lynx Statant (new, 2), Ram’s Head, Rhinoceros (2), Sheep Statant Guardant (new), Sheep’s Head (new), Sow’s Head (new, 3)
  • Clothes: Lion-Headed Torc (new), Mantle, Shawl Tied in Annulo, Stick Shuttle, Yarn Swift (new)
  • Tools: Frame Saw (new), Royne (new), Winde (new)
  • Buildings: Door (new, 2), Arched Door (new, 2), Wall Couped with An Arched Doorway (new, 3)
  • Arts and Sciences: Harp, Pig-Snouted Psaltery (new)
  • Farming and Hunting: Fer-a-loup
  • Military: Arrow (2), Half-Arrow (new), Bow, Caltrop, Chamber (new), Crossbow Stock, Corinthian Helm (new), Great Helm Affronty (new), Scourge (new), Archery Target, Truncheon
  • Assorted Objects: Key, Pennon

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