) was a wooden stock or framework
used by potters and sculptors round which the clay was laid (Poll. 7.164).
In small statues (sigilla
) and vessels it was
of the simplest description, and mostly of the form of a cross, crux
12; ad Nat.
1.12). Scaliger on Festus (s. v. Stipatores
) compares it to
the framework of a trophy. It is applied to very lean persons (Strattis ap.
Pollux, 10.189; Anth. P.
11.107), as we should say a
“scarecrow.” It is the same word as the Latin cannaba,
“a booth,” both signifying a construction like a scaffold or
framework (Fick, Vergl. Wörterb.
2.50). The word
seems to have been also used for the outline figure which sculptors and
painters used as a model (Suidas, s.
). In this sense Aristotle (Gen.
2.6, 18 = 743, 2 a
) compares the
appearance of the arteries and veins diverging from and converging to the
heart to those who draw κάναβοι
walls; they present, he says, the form of the whole body (αἱ μὲν γὰρ φλέβες ὥσπερ ἐν τοῖς γραφομένοις
κανάβοις τὸ τοῦ σώματος ἔχουσι σχῆμα παντός,
3, 5, 3 = 515, 35 a
are, as Blümner says (Technol.
indicated by the sketch of the most essential muscles.