Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Tergiant

Cicada (1) §

An insect that spends much of its life underground before suddenly emerging en masse to take wings and mate.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist: Li Xia.

Cicada (2) §

An insect that spends much of its life underground before suddenly emerging en masse to take wings and mate.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Opera Quae Extant Òmnia. Artist unknown. (Author Pietro Andrea Mattioli; image from 1674 edition.)

Crab (1) §

A pinchy crustacean.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Crab (2) §

A pinchy crustacean.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

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

Crab (3) §

A pinchy crustacean.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Le Blason Des Armoiries. Artist: Jérôme de Bara. (Page 87.)

Pair of Crab's Claws §

A pinchy crustacean.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Botenbuch der Bruderschaft St. Christoph auf dem Arlberg. Artist unknown. Adapted by Saewynn aet Cnolle. Released to the public domain.

Ladybird §

A beetle known for its bright red wing case. In many cultures it is variously a symbol of good luck or maternal care. Known in modern North America as the “lady bug,” but “ladybird” or “ladybird beetle” is an older name in England. Default posture: tergiant. Proper coloration: gules marked sable.

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

Prawn §

A very tiny lobster.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Adapted from “Zoology: Descriptive and Practical” by Buel P. Colton (1903), page 78. Artist unknown.

Scorpion (1) §

An insect with a powerful stinger.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

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

Scorpion (2) §

An insect with a powerful stinger.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

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

Scorpion (3) §

An insect with a powerful stinger.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Le Blason Des Armoiries. Artist: Jérôme de Bara. (Page 87.)

Scorpion (4) §

An insect with a powerful stinger.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Insignia Nobilium Urbis Romae. Artist unknown. (Arms of de Mollaria, folio 80.)

Spider (1) §

A small hunting arthropod, known for spinning webs.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Spider (2) §

A small hunting arthropod, known for spinning webs.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Spider (3) §

A small hunting arthropod, known for spinning webs. Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

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

Pair of Stag Beetle's Attires §

A horned insect.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Artist: Iago ab Adam. Adapted from Stammbuch of Georg Schellhammer. (Page 145.)

Chabot (1) §

A flat fish of the sea floor.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

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

Chabot (2) §

A flat fish of the sea floor.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Bellenville Armorial. Artist unknown. (Folio 42r.)

Chabot (3) §

A flat fish of the sea floor.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Armorial Français et Plus Particulièrement Poitevin. Artist unknown. (Folio 32r.)

Stockfish Headless and Split §

A fish split open and laid flat to dry for preservation. Found in Icelandic armory.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Holar Salmebogen. (Published 1589.) Artist unknown.

Turbot §

A flat fish of the sea floor.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Le Blason Des Armoiries. Artist: Jérôme de Bara. (Page 88.)

Zydrach Tergiant (1) §

A hammerhead shark.

Default posture unknown. No proper coloration.

Adapted from photographs of a fabric panel embroidered by Mary Stuart circa 1570 based on "Nomenclator Aquatilium Animantium."

Zydrach Tergiant (2) §

A hammerhead shark.

Default posture unknown. No proper coloration.

Source: Nomenclator Aquatilium Animantium. Artist unknown. (Page 150.)

Frog (1) §

A leaping amphibian.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Frog (2) §

A leaping amphibian.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Frog (3) §

A leaping amphibian.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

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

Salamander Tergiant Counter-embowed §

A lizard wreathed in flames.

Default posture: statant. No proper coloration.

As drawn, this might be considered poor style, as it looks more like "on a flame, a lizard" rather than a lizard enflamed. Breaking the flame up into multiple spurts of fire would help to address this problem.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

Salamander Tergiant Regardant §

A lizard wreathed in flames.

Default posture: statant. No proper coloration.

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

Natural Salamander Tergiant §

A lizard.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Natural Salamander Tergiant Counter-embowed §

A lizard.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

Tortoise (1) §

A long-lived, slow-moving animal protected by a hard shell. Also blazoned a “turtle.”

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Tortoise (2) §

A long-lived, slow-moving animal protected by a hard shell. Also blazoned a “turtle.”

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

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

Tortoise (3) §

A long-lived, slow-moving animal protected by a hard shell. Also blazoned a “turtle.”

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Artist: Jessimond of Emerickeskepe.

Fleece Tergiant Fesswise §

A sheep, or just its skin, suspended by a strap under its belly.

Default posture: feet down, head to dexter. No proper coloration.

Source: Le Blason Des Armoiries. Artist: Jérôme de Bara.