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