Frisian eagle

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This article is about the heraldic charge. For the painter nicknamed "the Frisian Eagle", see Wybrand de Geest.
A Frisian eagle sable.

A Frisian eagle is a specific kind of eagle in Dutch heraldry, consisting of half of a black double-headed eagle on the dexter side of a shield parted per pale.

It originated as a mark of favour granted to certain Frisian noblemen by the Holy Roman Emperor, and is still borne in the arms of a number of Frisian families. The correct blazon in Dutch is: Gedeeld: I in goud een zwarte Friese adelaar komende uit de deellijn [Per pale: Or, a Frisian eagle sable rising from the line of partition.


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  • Gonggrijp, G. F. E. (1943). Friesche eigenerfdenwapens (in Dutch). Naarden. Blazon 60-67.