Wagon

Wagon (Period)

Wagon (Period)

Covered wagon (Accepted)

Covered wagon (Accepted)

A wagon is a four-wheeled cart for carrying goods, usually made to be drawn by a horse or ox; it’s also known simply as a “cart”.  Its “proper” coloration is brown, the color of wood; it faces dexter by default.  The examples from period armory, as in the arms of de Brambilla, mid-15th C. [Triv 69], show open grates for the wagon’s sides; most wagons in Society armory have solid sides.

A two-wheeled variant, the “oxcart” (Italian baroccio), is found in the canting arms of di Barozi, mid-15th C. [Triv 76].

Pageant wagon (Accepted)

Pageant wagon (Accepted)

War-wagon (Accepted)

War-wagon (Accepted)

Society variants of the wagon include the “covered wagon”, with a cloth covering stretched over circular hoops; the illustration is taken from the Douce psalter, c.1320.  Similar is the “pageant wagon”, a wheeled performance stage, with curtains and ornamentation, used in 15th Century England.  Finally, there’s the “war-wagon”, with an embattled top and arrow slits.  None of these variants have yet been attested in period armory; moreover, the pageant wagon carries a step from period practice.  For related charges, see wheelbarrow.

Æsa the Fierce bears:  Vert, a wagon within an annulet argent.

Gunnora Aldyne bears:  Azure, on a pale between two carts argent, a mouse rampant azure.

Gavin Reynes bears:  Or, a pageant wagon gules, its pennon staves and pennons azure, and its frontal curtain azure charged with a cross Or.

Alail Horsefriend bears as a badge:  Per fess azure and argent, a war-wagon counterchanged and enflamed to sinister chief proper.

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