Arabic penbox (SFPP)

Arabic penbox (SFPP)

A penbox is a container for calligraphic supplies.  In Society heraldry, it’s drawn in a highly abstract manner, as found in Middle Eastern armory of the 14th Century and later [Mayer 45]; it is usually blazoned a “Saracenic” or “Arabic” penbox for that reason.  As a charge from outside Europe, the Arabic penbox carries a step from period practice.  For related charges, see penner and inkhorn.

Sayf al-Qamar Tarik ibn Abdul bears:  Sable, a fess between a scimitar fesswise inverted and an Arabic penbox fesswise argent.

Tahira of Carolingia bears:  Sable, on a fess argent an Arabic penbox azure.

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