Antelope: it is now customary with herald-painters to draw animals as they appear naturally, which is, generally speaking, directly contrary to the practice of ancient artists, who drew them conventionally. Hence arises the distinction between the heraldic antelope and the natural. The form of the antelope, as drawn by the old heralds, has a mane and long tail, and differs considerably from the fawn-like appearance of the animal in nature. Antelopes' heads are also frequently named, and both the animal and the head appear among the crests. The antelope gorged with a crown occurs amongst the badges of Henry V., and with an ordinary collar with chain attached amongst those of Henry VI.
Argent, an heraldic antelope gules, tusked, horned, maned and hoofed or--ANTILUPE.
Sable, an antelope salient argent, attired, unguled, tufted, and maned or--HARRIS, Monm. and Devon.
Argent, on a bend gules, three antelopes passant of the first, attired or--HALLIWELL, Lancaster.
Azure, a fess nebuly ermine between three antelope's heads erased argent--SNOW, London.
Sable, three antelope's heads couped argent armed or--BRUSARD.
With the heraldic Antelope must be grouped the Ibex, which resembles it, although belonging to the goat-tribe.
Argent, a fess engrailed between three ibexes passant sable--SEDBOROUGH, York.
Lozengy argent and vert, on a bend azure an annulet in chief of two heraldic ibex's heads or--Sir John YOUNG, Lord Mayor of London, 1466.