composite pose

A pose that combines two or more viewpoints in a single representation, a convention common in ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian art. A figure in composite pose usually appears in profile with feet, legs, hips and head turned to the side but the torso facing forward. Also known as twisted perspective.

Hippo huntTi watching a Hippopotamus Hunt: relief from the mastaba of Ti, Saqqara, Egypt (detail). Painted limestone. Ca. 2450-2325 BCE.