Tête-à-tête. Two portraits facing each other as if engaged in conversation. Early numismatists, particular English, called these two portraits confronted, a heraldic term. When portraits face the same direction they are said to be conjoined or accolated.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor