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Title: Mourir et ressusciter. Un monosandalos Gallo-Romain et ses succeseurs
Subtitle: Une représenation unique dans une série unique accompagnée et soutenue par des motifs de nature variable
Author(s): DE LOOS-DIETZ, Eliz P.
Volume: 76 Date: 2001
A real person, a man called Bellicus, represented as a monosandalos, is discussed in this article. What does this kind of representation mean for a real person? Previously it was thought to represent an illness of the foot, but recent research revealed an other story. The monosandalos often shown on a funeral monument is in transition to an other situation. This is proofed in a parallel with Ancient Egyptian representations of Tutanchamun and his wife Anchesenamun as monosandaloi on their tomb. The author tries to uncover the precise meaning of this phenomenon in the Gallo-Roman world.