Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Serpent

See also: Serpent in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

A snake. May be blazoned a “viper,” a “snake,” or any period variety of snake.

Serpent Entwined About A Pillar §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

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

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Serpent Erect (1) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

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Serpent Erect (2) §

No default posture. No proper coloration. The dragon-like head shown here is typical of early depictions of serpents.

Traced by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin from a mosaic of the arms of the Visconti family of Milan.

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Serpent Erect Vorant of a Child §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

The dragon-like head shown here is typical of early depictions of serpents. The image of a snake devouring a child (or a Turk) is associated with Milan, where it is known as the “biscione.”

Traced by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin from a mosaic of the arms of the Visconti family of Milan.

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Serpent Erect Tail Nowed §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art 3. Artist unknown.

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Serpent Glissant §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art 3. Artist unknown.

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Serpent In Annulo Vorant Of Its Tail (1) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art 3. Artist unknown.

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Serpent In Annulo Vorant Of Its Tail (2) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist: Myfenwy ferch Rhiannon. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Serpent Nowed (1) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art 3. Artist unknown.

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Serpent Nowed (2) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

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

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