The Red Cross on white background was the original protection symbol declared at the 1864 Geneva Convention.
During the Russo-Turkish War from 1876 to 1878, the Ottoman Empire used a Red Crescent instead of the Red Cross because its government believed that the cross would alienate its Muslim soldiers.
The Patriarchal cross is a variant of the Christian cross, the religious symbol of Christianity. Similar to the familiar Latin cross, the Patriarchal cross possesses a smaller crossbar placed above t…
The two goldfish (Sanskrit: Gaur-matsya; Tibetan: ག་, Wylie: gser nya), representing the state of fearless suspension in a harmless ocean of samsara, metaphorically often refer to buddha-eyes or rigp…
The jewelled parasol (Sanskrit: chhatraratna; Devanagari: छत्ररत्न; Tibetan: རིནཆེན་གདུགས, Wylie: rin chen gdugs) or Sacred Umbrella, which is similar in ritual function to the baldachin or canopy.
|Wheel of Law|
The Wheel of Law (Sanskrit: Dharmacakra; Tibetan: ཁོར་ལོ, Wylie: khor lo), sometimes represents Sakyamuni Buddha and the Dharma teaching, and also represents the mandala and chakra. This symbol is co…
|Eye of Horus|
The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health.
|Coat of arms of Austria|
The current coat of arms of Austria, albeit without the broken chains, has been in use by the Republic of Austria since 1919. Between 1934 and the German annexation in 1938 Austria used a different c…
A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European drago…
The Phoenician alphabet, called by convention the Proto-Canaanite alphabet for inscriptions older than around 1200 BC, was a non-pictographic consonantal alphabet, or abjad. It was used for the writi…
The Hebrew alphabet (alefbet ʿIvri ), known variously by scholars as the Jewish script, square script, block script, or more historically, the Assyrian alphabet, is used in the writing of the Hebrew …
The modern English alphabet is a Latin alphabet consisting of 26 letters.
The staff is the fundamental latticework of music notation, upon which symbols are placed.
When music on two staves is joined by a brace, or is intended to be played at once by a single performer (usually a keyboard instrument or the harp), a great stave (BrE) or grand staff (AmE) is creat…
|Ledger or Leger Lines|
Used to extend the staff to pitches that fall above or below it.
|Bar or Measure (music)|
Used to separate measures. Bar lines are extended to connect the upper and lower staffs of a grand staff.
|Bold double bar line (or barline)|
Used to indicate the conclusion of a movement or an entire composition.
|Dotted bar line (or barline)|
Subdivides long measures of complex meter into shorter segments for ease of reading, usually according to natural rhythmic subdivisions.
Connects two or more lines of music that are played simultaneously. Depending on the instruments playing, the brace, or accolade, will vary in designs and styles.
The centre of the spiral defines the line or space upon which it rests as the pitch G above middle C, or approximately 392 Hz.
This clef points to the line (or space, rarely) representing middle C, or approximately 262 Hz
The line or space between the dots in this clef denotes F below middle C, or approximately 175 Hz.
When the G-clef is placed on the second line of the stave, it is called the treble clef. This is the most common clef used today, and the only G-clef still in use. For this reason, the terms G-clef a…
|French Violin Clef|
When the G-clef is placed on the first line of the stave, it is called the French clef or French violin clef.
When the F-clef is placed on the fourth line, it is called the bass clef. This is the only F-clef used today, so that the terms "F-clef" and "bass clef" are often regarded as synonymous.