"Argent, a fess gules" describes the red (gules) stripe (fess) on the silver (argent) field.

Argent, a Fess Gules

"Argent, a fess gules" describes the red (gules) stripe (fess) on the silver (argent) field.

Narrower horizontal stripe on shield

Heraldry, Bar

Narrower horizontal stripe on shield

Bend, slanted stripe on shield.

Heraldry, Bend

Bend, slanted stripe on shield.

Fesse, broader horizontal stripe

Heraldry, Fesse

Fesse, broader horizontal stripe

Pale, vertical stripe on shield

Heraldry, Pale

Pale, vertical stripe on shield

Paly, vertical stripes

Heraldry, Paly

Paly, vertical stripes

"The effect of horizontal movement in shortening figure as eye travels from side to side." —Kinne, 1920

Horizontal effect

"The effect of horizontal movement in shortening figure as eye travels from side to side." —Kinne,…

An Australian shield.

Australian shield

An Australian shield.

An African equid best known for their distinctive black and white stripes.

Zebra

An African equid best known for their distinctive black and white stripes.