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The striking 16th century Fontaine de la Justice ? the Justice Fountain is located at the upper part of Place de la Palud. The vividly coloured statue of Justice on the top of the pillar was carved by Laurent Perroud between 1584 and 1585, and completed, after his death, by his son Jacques Perroud. Almost identical statue of Justice, typically depicted as a blindfolded young woman bearing a sword and scales, with four figures at her feet symbolizing the various forms of government: a pope, a magistrate, an emperor and a sultan, Laurent Perroud carved 40 years earlier for the fountain in his home-town ? Neuchatel. The splendid spouts were casted between 1557 and 1559. The dodecagonal basin was built in 1726.

The pillar and the statue are copies, created in 1930. The originals are held in the Lausanne History Museum.

Address: Place de la Palud, Lausanne

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  • Updated Jan 17, 2010
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