Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Bear

See also: Bear in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Bear Couchant Head Lowered §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Bear Dormant §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

As of August 2018 this charge is unregistrable, as the term dormant is no longer used and sleeping animals will not be registered.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Bear Passant (1) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Bored-Artist Collection. Artist: Celiedh Eiriksdottir.

Bear Passant (2) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Bear Passant (3) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Bear Passant (4) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Bear Passant (5) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration,

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Bear Passant (6) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Bear Passant Guardant §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Bear Rampant (1) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Bored-Artist Collection. Artist: Stephanie Fahey.

Bear Rampant (2) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Bear Rampant (3) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Bear Rampant (4) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Bear Rampant (5) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist unknown.

Bear Rampant (6) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Bear Rampant (7) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Le Blason Des Armoiries. Artist: Jérôme de Bara. (Page 107.)

Bear Rampant Collared and Chained §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Iago ab Adam. Adapted from Wappenbuch Conrads von Grünenberg.

Bear Sejant §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Vémundr Syvursson.

Bear Sejant Erect Affronty §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

As of August 2018, use of this posture by beasts other than lions is considered a Step from Period Practice (SFPP).

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Bear Statant (1) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Bored-Artist Collection. Artist: Celiedh Eiriksdottir.

Bear Statant (2) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Bear Statant (3) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Guillim’s Display of Heraldry. Artist unknown.

Bear Statant (4) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Guillim’s Display of Heraldry. Artist unknown.

Bear Statant (5) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Aegidius Tschudi's Armorial. Artist unknown. Adapted by Iago ab Adam.

Polar Bear Statant §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Bear Statant Affronty §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

As of August 2018 this charge is unregistrable, as quadrupeds affronty are generally not found in period armory.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Bear Statant Erect (1) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Wikimedia Commons. Artist: Mouagip. Adapted from the coat of arms of the city of Yaroslavl. License: Public domain; not subject to copyright under Russian law.

Bear Statant Erect (2) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Bear's Head Cabossed (2) §

No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Bored-Artist Collection. Artist: Raziya Bint Rusa.

Bear's Head Cabossed (3) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Bear's Head Cabossed (4) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Bear's Head Couped §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: OpenClipArt. Artist: Animals.

Bear's Head Erased (1) §

No proper coloration.

Note that this depiction is considered poor style as it should have larger jags in order to meet the current recommendations for erasing.

Source: Pennsic Bored-Artist Collection. Artist: Celiedh Eiriksdottir.

Bear's Head Erased (2) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Note that this depiction is considered poor style as it should have larger jags in order to meet the current recommendations for erasing.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Bear's Head Erased (3) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Note that this depiction is considered poor style as it should have larger jags in order to meet the current recommendations for erasing.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Bear's Head Erased (4) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Bear's Head Erased (5) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Elspeth Farre.

Bear's Head Erased and Muzzled §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Banners, Standards, and Badges. Artist: Thomas Willement. (Crest of Randle Brereton, p. 207.)

Bear's Head Erased and Muzzled (2) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Note that this depiction is considered poor style as it should have larger jags in order to meet the current recommendations for erasing.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Per Bend Sinister Bear's Heads Issuant From The Line §

Device
Badge

A field divided bendwise sinister to form two interlocking bear’s heads.

Source: Heraldik-Wiki. Artist: Madboy74. License: Public domain. Adapted from a woodcut by Hans Burgkmair the Elder of his arms, 1516.

Bear's Jambe §

The foot and leg of a bear.

Default posture: upright, claws to dexter. Proper coloration: brown fur.

Source: Baltischer Wappen-Kalender. Artist: M. Kortmann.

Bear's Jambe Fesswise Embowed §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Le Blason Des Armoiries. Artist: Jérôme de Bara. (Page 110.)

Woman Mounted on a Bear Passant §

A human woman.

Default posture: statant affronty. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned. Clothing may be blazoned separately, as “a maiden tincture vested tincture.”

Source: Arma Regni Poloniae. Artist unknown. (Herb of Rawa, p. 106.)