Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Hand

See also: Foi and Hand in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Arm Vested Fesswise With A Hand Of Benediction §

A human arm.

Default alignment: dexter arm, hand to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned. The “hand of benediction” has two fingers raised and two tucked against the palm.

Source: Opus Insignium Armorumque. (Folio 12.) Artist: Johann Weikhard von Valvasor.

Foi §

Two hands clasped. A symbol of friendship and trust.

Default orientation: fesswise. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

Source: Some Feudal Lords and Their Seals. Artist unknown.

Clawed Hand Aversed (1) §

A human hand.

Default alignment: dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

The term "clawed" indicates the presence of dramatic fingernails.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Clawed Hand Aversed (2) §

A human hand.

Default alignment: dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

The term "clawed" indicates the presence of dramatic fingernails.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Hand Couped (1) §

A human hand.

Default alignment: dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

The term "couped" indicates it's cut at the wrist.

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

Hand Couped (2) §

A human hand.

Default alignment: dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

The term "couped" indicates it's cut at the wrist.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Hand Couped (3) §

A human hand.

Default alignment: dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

The term "couped" indicates it's cut at the wrist.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Thomas Ouswood.

Hand Couped (4) §

A human hand.

Default alignment: dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

The term "couped" indicates it's cut at the wrist.

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

Hand Couped (5) §

A human hand.

Default alignment: dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

The term "couped" indicates it's cut at the wrist.

Source: Botenbuch der Bruderschaft St. Christoph auf dem Arlberg. Artist unknown. (Folio 73r.) Adapted by Kattera Doplerin.

Hand Couped Close §

A human hand.

Default alignment: dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

The term "couped close" indicates it's cut before the wrist.

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

Hand Erased §

A human hand.

Default alignment: dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

The term "erased" indicates it's cut at the wrist with a rough jagged cut.

Source: Irish Funeral Entries, Volume 3. Artist unknown. Adapted by Owen Tegg.

Hand of Benediction §

A human hand.

Default alignment: dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

The hand of benediction has two fingers raised and two tucked down.

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

Hand Couped Maintaining a Quill Pen §

A human hand.

Default alignment: dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

Source: Workes of Armorie. Artist: John Bossewell.

Pair of Hands §

A human hand.

Default alignment: dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

Source: Pennsic Bored-Artist Collection. Artist unknown.

Hand Issuant from a Cloud §

A human hand.

Default posture: dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

Source: Devises Heroiques et Emblemes. Artist unknown. (Page 311.)