human eye

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 body parts, such as the human eye. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Eye Wade tells us that the use of this symbol should be taken to mean “providence in government”. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P93