Sable (heraldry)

In heraldry, sable (/ˈsbəl/) is the tincture black, and belongs to the class of dark tinctures, called "colours". In engravings and line drawings, it is sometimes depicted as a region of crossed horizontal and vertical lines, or else marked with sa. as an abbreviation.

Sable
 
ClassColour
Non-heraldic equivalentBlack
Monochromatic designations
Hatching pattern 
Tricking abbr.s., Sa.
Poetic designations
Heavenly bodySaturn, ♄
JewelDiamond
FlowerThe herb nightshade, in these circumstances also called dwal[1]

The name derives from the black fur of the sable, a species of marten.


Share this article:

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Sable (heraldry), and is written by contributors. Text is available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 International License; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.