wooden stock or framework used by potters and sculptors round which the clay was laid (Poll.vii. 164
). In small statues (sigilla
vessels it was of the simplest description, and mostly of the form of a cross, crux
; ad Nat.
i. 12). It is applied to very lean
persons (Strattis ap.
Pollux, x. 189; Anth. P.
as we should say “a skeleton.” It is the same word as the Latin cannaba
, “a booth,” both signifying a construction like a
scaffold or framework. The word seems to have been also used for the outline figure which
sculptors and painters used as a model (Suidas, s. h. v.).