The Egyptian sphinx has the body of a recumbent lion.
… the psychiatrist's popular image remains that of a little bearded figure with a Central European accent, scribbling away in a notebook behind his recumbent patient. —Roland Littlewood, Times Literary Supplement, September 1984
A recumbent figure started up from the grass and came running toward them through the flickering screen of light and shade. —Willa Cather, O Pioneers!, 1913