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Field (heraldry)

Index Field (heraldry)

In heraldry, the background of the shield is called the field. [1]

10 relations: Blazon, Bleu celeste, Color, Division of the field, Escutcheon (heraldry), Heraldry, Landscape, Metal, Tincture (heraldry), Variation of the field.


In heraldry and heraldic vexillology, a blazon is a formal description of a coat of arms, flag or similar emblem, from which the reader can reconstruct the appropriate image.

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Bleu celeste

Bleu celeste ("sky blue") is a rarely occurring and non-standard tincture in heraldry (not being one of the seven main colours or metals or the three ''staynard colours'').

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Color (American English) or colour (Commonwealth English) is the characteristic of human visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple.

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Division of the field

In heraldry, the field (background) of a shield can be divided into more than one area, or subdivision, of different tinctures, usually following the lines of one of the ordinaries and carrying its name (e.g. a shield divided in the shape of a chevron is said to be parted "per chevron").

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Escutcheon (heraldry)

In heraldry, an escutcheon is a shield that forms the main or focal element in an achievement of arms.

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Heraldry is a broad term, encompassing the design, display, and study of armorial bearings (known as armory), as well as related disciplines, such as vexillology, together with the study of ceremony, rank, and pedigree.

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A landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms and how they integrate with natural or man-made features.

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A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard when in solid state, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity.

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Tincture (heraldry)

Tinctures constitute the limited palette of colours and patterns used in heraldry.

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Variation of the field

In heraldry, variations of the field are any of a number of ways that a field (or a charge) may be covered with a pattern, rather than a flat tincture or a simple division of the field.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_(heraldry)

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