Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Human

See also: Head, human’s in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Knight Armed and Mounted §

An armored human figure atop a horse. More fully blazoned “a knight armed cap-à-pie mounted upon a horse passant.”

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

Armed Man §

A human man.

Default alignment: statant affronty. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable hair.

Source: Pennsic Bored-Artist Collection. Artist unknown.

Armed Demi-Man Drawing a Bow §

A human man.

Default alignment: statant affronty. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable hair.

Source: Banners, Standards, and Badges. Artist: Thomas Willement. (From the banner of John Gyfford de Chelyngton p. 262.)

Man Robed §

A human man.

Default alignment: statant affronty. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable hair.

Source: OpenClipArt. Artist: Wipp. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Man Seated Upon a Throne §

A human man.

Default alignment: statant affronty. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable hair.

Source: Le Blason Des Armoiries. Artist: Jérôme de Bara. (Page 209.)

Man Vested and Maintaining a Scythe §

A man preparing to harvest his crops.

Default posture: statant affronty. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable hair.

Source: OpenClipArt. Artist: J4P4N.

Man's Head Cabossed §

A man’s head.

Default posture: facing dexter.

Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable hair.

Source: Wappenbuch der Arlberg-Bruderschaft. Artist: Vigil Raber. (Page 305.)

Man's Head Couped §

A man’s head.

Default posture: facing dexter. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

Source: Stall Plates of the Knights of the Order of the Garter. Artist unknown. (Plate L, crest of William de la Pole.)

Man's Head Couped Maintaining a Hat (1) §

A man’s head.

Default posture: facing dexter. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

Source: Sammlung von Wappen aus Verschiedenen. Artist unknown. (Page 582.)

Man's Head Couped Maintaining a Hat (2) §

A man’s head.

Default posture: facing dexter. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

Source: Insignia Anglica. Artist unknown. Adapted by Forveleth Dunde.

Man's Head Couped Maintaining a Crown §

A man’s head.

Default posture: facing dexter.

Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

Source: Workes of Armorie. Artist: John Bossewell.

Man's Head Couped at the Shoulders §

A man’s head.

Default posture: facing dexter.

Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable sable.

Source: Stemmario Trivulziano. Artist: Gian Antonio da Tradate. (Arms of di Facie, p 148.)

Hooded Man's Head Couped at the Shoulders §

A man’s head.

Might be blazoned a “friar’s head couped below the shoulders.”

Default posture: facing dexter.

Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned.

Source: Banners, Standards, and Badges. Artist: Thomas Willement.

Monk Robed and Maintaining a Book §

A tonsured and enrobed man, holding a book in his hand.

Default posture: statant affronty. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable hair.

Source: OpenClipArt. Artist: Wipp.

Moor Passant §

An African man.

Default posture: statant affronty. Proper coloration: skin brown, sable hair.

Source: Scheibler Armorial. Artist unknown. (Arms of Grumbach, folio 145.)

Moor's Head (1) §

An African man.

Default posture: facing dexter. Proper coloration: skin brown, sable hair.

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

Moor's Head (2) §

An African man.

Default posture: statant affronty. Proper coloration: skin brown, sable hair.

Source: Wappenbuch der Arlberg-Bruderschaft. Artist: Vigil Raber.

Moor's Head (3) §

An African man.

Default posture: statant affronty. Proper coloration: skin brown, sable hair.

Source: BnF MS Fr 18649. Artist unknown. (Folio 18r.) Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Moor's Head Couped Maintaining a Crown §

An African man.

Default posture: statant affronty. Proper coloration: skin brown, sable hair.

Source: Le Blason Des Armoiries. Artist: Jérôme de Bara. (Page 181.)

Moor's Head Couped at the Shoulders (1) §

An African man.

Default posture: statant affronty. Proper coloration: skin brown, sable hair.

Source: Flandria Roll. Artist unknown. (Folio 62r.)

Moor's Head Couped at the Shoulders (2) §

An African man.

Default posture: statant affronty. Proper coloration: skin brown, sable hair.

Source: Insignia Veneta, Mantuana, Bononiensia, Anconitana, Urbinatia, Perugiensia. (Arms of Saraceni, page 237.) Artist unknown. Adapted by Owen Tegg.

Saracen's Head Affronty Erased (1) §

A Middle-Eastern man’s head. Usually shown wearing a torse. Default posture: facing dexter.

Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable hair.

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

Saracen's Head Affronty Erased (2) §

A Middle-Eastern man’s head. Usually shown wearing a torse. Default posture: facing dexter.

Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable hair.

Source: A Treatise on Heraldry British and Foreign. Artist unknown.

Saracen's Head Affronty Couped §

A Middle-Eastern man’s head. Usually shown wearing a torse. Default posture: facing dexter.

Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable hair.

Source: Banners, Standards, and Badges. Artist: Thomas Willement. (From the banner of Warburton, p. 274.)

Savage Maintaining a Club §

A man covered in leaves, or in hair.

Default posture: facing dexter.

Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, leaves vert.

Source: Le Blason Des Armoiries. Artist: Jérôme de Bara. (Page 188.)

Savage's Head Affronty §

A man covered in leaves, or in hair.

Default posture: facing dexter.

Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, leaves vert.

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

Viking §

A northern sea raider.

Default posture: statant affronty.

Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, hair yellow.

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist: Kryss Kostarev. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Viking With Arms Raised §

A northern sea raider.

Default posture: statant affronty.

Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, hair yellow.

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist: Kryss Kostarev.

Woman (1) §

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

Woman (2) §

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: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Gisela vom Kreuzbach.

Woman Cloaked and Hooded §

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: A Cyclopedia of Costume. Artist unknown. (Volume I, page 233.)

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.)

Woman's Head Coifed and Couped at the Shoulders §

A human woman.

Default alignment: statant affronty. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable hair.

Source: Wappenbuch der Arlberg-Bruderschaft. Artist: Vigil Raber. (Folio 63r.) Adapted by Kattera Doplerin.

Woman's Head Couped §

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: Banners, Standards, and Badges. Artist: Thomas Willement.

Woman's Head Couped Maintaining a Crown and Veil §

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: Harley MS 3860. Artist unknown.

Woman's Head Couped Maintaining a Fillet and Veil §

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: Harley MS 3860. Artist unknown. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Woman's Head Couped and Hooded Facing Dexter §

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: OpenClipArt. Artist: J4P4N.

Woman's Head Couped at the Shoulders (1) §

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: Banners, Standards, and Badges. Artist: Thomas Willement.

Woman's Head Couped at the Shoulders (2) §

A human woman.

Default posture: statant affronty. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, costume blazoned separately.

Source: Schichtbuch. Artist: Hermann Bote. (Folio 250r.) Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Nude Woman's Head Couped at the Shoulders §

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