Gardant. A side view portrait of a subject looking back over a shoulder to show a face to the viewer. A medal of the Columbian Exposition shows Columbus in such a gardant pose. The term comes from heraldry, where it is usually said of an animal. Compare regardamt. See heraldry.
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