Blazons & Genealogy Notes
W polu błękitnym podkowa srebrna ku dołowi otwarta. W pośrodku poziomo obłożona kluczem srebrnym zębem w lewo na dół zwróconym. W zębie krzyż wycięty, który dzieli go na dwa mniejsze zęby. W klejnocie nad hełmem w koronie szlacheckiej trzy pióra strusie (białe). Labry z pokryciem błękitnym i podbiciem srebrnym.
Origin, Meaning, Family History and Pokora Coat of Arms and Family Crest
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Pokora Coat of Arms Meaning
The two main devices (symbols) in the Pokora blazon are the horseshoe and key. The two main tinctures (colors) are azure and argent.
Azure is the heraldic colour blue, usually quite a deep, dark shade of the colour (there is a lighter blue that sometimes occurs, known as celestial azure). If colour printing is not available then it can be represented by closely spaced horizontal lines in a scheme known as “hatching” . The word is thought to originate from the Arabic lazura and it represents the colour of the eastern sky. It is also said to be the colour associated by the Catholic Church with the Virgin Mary and hence of particular significance .
Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) . In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper .
Although we expect to find fierce creatures and fearsome weapons depicted in a coat of arms this is not always the case – sometimes simple household objects are used . The horseshoe is a typical example of this. Sometimes these objects were chosen for the familiarity they would have for the obsever, helping them identify the owner. . In addition, the horseshoe, which is one the earliest symbols found in heraldry can be seen as a “safeguard against evil spirits” and may still be found nailed above doorways today.
Although we expect to find fierce creatures and fearsome weapons depicted in a coat of arms this is not always the case – sometimes simple household objects are used . The key is a typical example of this. Sometimes these objects were chosen for the familiarity they would have for the obsever, helping them identify the owner, and sometimes they were used because of some association with the owner, or a similarity to the family name. In other cases, Wade suggests that their appearance can be taken to indicate “guardianship and dominion”. 1