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In [[heraldry]], the animal is facing towards the viewer.  It is not often found in medieval heraldry.  One exception to this is the owl, which is usually depicted affronte.
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In [[heraldry]], an [[animal]] facing towards the viewer is described as being '''affronte'''.  It is not often present in [[medieval]] heraldry.  One exception to this is the [[owl]], which is depicted affronte as a default.
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The reverse of affronte, where the depicted creature is showing their back to the viewer, is called [[tergiant]].
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This pose should not be confused with [[cabossed]].
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[[category:device heraldry]][[category:heraldic poses]]

Latest revision as of 11:11, 15 July 2008

Fox affronte.jpg

In heraldry, an animal facing towards the viewer is described as being affronte. It is not often present in medieval heraldry. One exception to this is the owl, which is depicted affronte as a default.

The reverse of affronte, where the depicted creature is showing their back to the viewer, is called tergiant.

This pose should not be confused with cabossed.