Egg (Period)

Egg (Period)

An egg is a hard-shelled ovoid, laid by birds for the making of more birds.  It is a rare but period charge, found in the arms of Jaworsky, 1605 [Siebmacher 75].  The egg used in Society heraldry is the hen’s egg, with one end narrowing; this end is to chief by Society default.  See also cartouche, roundel.

Prudence the Curious bears:  Vert, an egg argent and a chief embattled Or.

Eginolf von Basel bears: Per fess gules and bendy gules and azure, in chief an egg argent.

Magdalena Flores bears:  Ermine, on an egg gules a fleur-de-lys Or.

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