La Prudence


Statue of a woman looking into a mirror and holding a snake on the St Michaels Fountain in the 6th arrondissement.

The statue of La Prudence (Prudence) is by Auguste Barre (1861). Prudence holds the serpent a symbol of wisdom in her right hand and reflects by looking in in a handheld mirror.

A long piece of cloth is draped over her left shoulder.