hands conjoined

Heraldry is a human art, by and for people and it is not surprising that people themselves are frequently depicted in arms Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P174. Often these are images of knights and men-at-arms, or individual limbs, including hands conjoined. It will come as no surprise that the use of this device is said to denote “union and alliance”. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P92