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lay figure

an artist's jointed dummy, used in place of a live model, esp for studying effects of drapery
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lay Figure


a wooden doll with movable arms and legs used by artists for sketching clothing and various human poses.

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To address that need, Simetri is in the second phase of building and testing a "female retrofit" kit for male mannequins. That would allow instructors to put female body features on existing male mannequins "for a much lower cost than buying a second mannequin that would be on the shelf," Alban said.
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