Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Swan

See also: Swan in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Swan (1) §

A fierce waterfowl, resembling an unusually large and long-necked duck.

Default posture: rousant. No proper coloration.

The term “rousant” is used to describe a bird rising with wings addorsed.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Swan (2) §

A fierce waterfowl, resembling an unusually large and long-necked duck.

Default posture: rousant. No proper coloration.

The term “rousant” is used to describe a bird rising with wings addorsed.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art Archives. Artist: Ian of Tadcaster.

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Swan Close §

A fierce waterfowl, resembling an unusually large and long-necked duck.

Default posture: rousant. No proper coloration.

Artist: Jon Chesey. Adapted from Anton Tirol's Wappenbuch (German, c. 1540).

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Swan Rising §

A fierce waterfowl, resembling an unusually large and long-necked duck.

Default posture: rousant. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art Archives. Artist: Ian of Tadcaster.

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Swan Naiant (1) §

A fierce waterfowl, resembling an unusually large and long-necked duck.

Default posture: rousant. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Swan Naiant (2) §

A fierce waterfowl, resembling an unusually large and long-necked duck.

Default posture: rousant. No proper coloration.

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

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Swan Naiant Regardant §

A wild canid.

No default posture. Proper coloration: gules, with sable feet and argent tail tip.

A fox’s head cabossed is often blazoned a “fox’s mask.”

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist unknown.

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Swan Volant §

A fierce waterfowl, resembling an unusually large and long-necked duck.

Default posture: rousant. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Double-Headed Swan Displayed §

A fierce waterfowl, resembling an unusually large and long-necked duck.

Default posture: rousant. No proper coloration.

The use of the displayed posture for a bird other than an eagle is considered a Step From Period Practice (SFPP).

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Unknown.

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Swan's Head Couped §

A fierce waterfowl, resembling an unusually large and long-necked duck. Default posture: rousant. No proper coloration.

Source: Zurich Roll. Artist unknown. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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