It is a solemn matter to appoint a Herald to your household, for he will be with you, assuming your need for him continues, forever after. His presence alone can turn a simple sandwich into a solemn banquet. Never take a Herald on a picnic. (The Book of Weird)
I'm an Academic Herald. I'm not a "real" herald; I don't register people's coats of arms (though I can certainly suggest designs for those who might be interested). What I do is study, research, teach, and write about heraldry. And I like to share what I have learned about heraldry, hence this blog. I hope that you'll find it informative, interesting at least occasionally, and worth your time to come back. Got a question? Comments? Feel free to let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can find my contact information in my Profile.
I told you in a previous post when I showed you these arms in one of the windows of the Stadhuis, the State House...
... that I would be getting back to the coat of arms of St. Servatius (Sint-Servaas). The other renditions that I found for these were at the Basilica of St. Servatius itself. The first was over a door into the basilica. (And isn’t that a great set doors!)
And here’s a close-up of the arms there.
The arms were also painted on a wall inside, over another doorway.