Searching for armatures I came across a number of sites related to "stop-motion" animation figure armatures.
The following two links are examples. The first is for a store bought model the second is a do-it-yourself type.
I"m thinking this type of armature might have application for other than stop-motion work?
Maybe build a "full-size" version that could be posed as a model or actual "armature" for clay-to-bronze.
"Important artists are innovators whose work changes the practices of their successors; important works of art are those that embody these innovations."
Galenson, David W. Old Masters and young geniuses
, Princeton University Press, 2006