Nîmes notes

a picture diary from a Roman town in the south of France

Man of four legs


statue rue de l'aspic

At the beginning of rue de l’Aspic, right behind the Arènes, you will find a strange statue on the wall. It’s called l’homme des quatre jambes, or a man of four legs. The statue is made of three parts: it has a man’s head, a belt and two female lower bodies – with, naturally, four legs!


Author: nimes notes

Picture diaries from Nîmes (and Marseille), South of France

2 thoughts on “Man of four legs

  1. Definitely unique! I wonder what the artist was saying?

  2. The statue seems to be a mystery to everyone. Some people have found mythological aspects in the combination, while others say someone just put together parts of different statues withouth any special thought. If only the statue him/herself could speak 😉 Anyway it’s very old. Before the street name was changed to rue de l’Aspic, it was named after this statue, and known as rue des Quatre Jambes.

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