noun, plural gi·sants [French zhee-zahn] /French ʒiˈzɑ̃/.
a sculptured representation of a dead person in a recumbent position, usually as part of a sepulchral monument.
Origin of gisant
< French, noun use of present participle of gésir to lie ≪ Latin jacēre; see -ant
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Underneath is the 'gisant,' or naked body, a little larger than life.The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria
Eleanor E. Tremayne