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In [[heraldry]] a '''mascle''' is a [[ordinary|subordinary]] in the shape of a voided [[lozenge]].
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In [[heraldry]] a '''mascle''' is a [[charge|charge]] in the shape of a voided [[lozenge]].
  
A pattern laid over the field, ''masculy'' is similar to [[fretty]], but while the latter is an interlaced fretwork pattern, the former is a solid latticework pattern without interlacing.  In period this very rare pattern was shown several different ways, however.
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''Masculy'' looks similar to [[fretty]], but while the latter is an interlaced fretwork pattern counting as a single charge, the former is a pattern of abutting mascles without interlacing, and is considered [[semy|semy]] of mascles.  In period this very rare pattern was shown several different ways, including versions which did not touch all the edges of the shield.
  
 
[[Category:Device heraldry]]
 
[[Category:Device heraldry]]

Latest revision as of 16:41, 22 August 2008

Mascle.PNG

In heraldry a mascle is a charge in the shape of a voided lozenge.

Masculy looks similar to fretty, but while the latter is an interlaced fretwork pattern counting as a single charge, the former is a pattern of abutting mascles without interlacing, and is considered semy of mascles. In period this very rare pattern was shown several different ways, including versions which did not touch all the edges of the shield.