Body politic is an ancient idea, like I said... Medievalists are foolish to say it was mostly John of Salisbury who created it. But I object that it is ancient in its origin... That Egyptian text, Teachings of a Man for his Son demonstrates it.
>Praise the king, may you love him, as a worker He makes radiant by the giving of his powers. He is greater than a million men for the one he has favoured...
>He is the bodily health of the nameless, he exercises his body for him. He is the right arm of the man whose arms are weak. A person is buried (only) as one cleansed by him, and is made radiant and secure at his name. The anxious man finds peace at his pyramid,
From the Loyalist text:
>Praise the king within your bodies
>embrace his Agency in your hearts
>spread Awe of him everyday
>he is insight into what is in hearts
>his eyes probe every body
>he is the one who brightens the Two Lands, more than the sun-disk
>He is Khnum for every body,
This statue from the Biblical story of Daniel depicting Nebuchadnezzar II. It has similarities to Plato's 'noble lie' with monarchs as the golden ones. Nebuchadnezzar II with a head of gold.
It reminds me of Leviathan on the cover of Hobbes.
King James I is also the person who re-introduced Patriarchalism (often attributed to Robert Filmer, but imo it was King James I who commissioned and wrote about it himself first). In his screencap, King James I calls the nobility his arm and refers to body-politic this way.