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Document Details :
Title: Kneeling Corinthians
Subtitle: Three Unusual 'Plastic' Vases
Author(s): BIERS, William R.
Volume: 70 Date: 1995
Within the repertoire of Corinthian ‘plastic' vases of the late seventh and sixth century B.C., kneeling figures are rare, as are such figures generally in archaic Greek art. By ‘kneeling' one means here a pose in which the legs are placed together and tucked under the upright upper body so that the buttocks rest on them, and the weight is taken primarily by the knees. This is in contrast to the squatting pose, in which the figure sits on the buttocks with the feet flat on the ground and the knees drawn up against the chest. This is the common pose of the conventionally named Corinthian ‘komast' vases.