Furthermore, this is arranged in a circular pattern that represents the circle of life.
In The Allegory of Prudence, Titian utilises animals to show the evolution of human life. One again there is a disctinctive pattern emerging because the animals used each represent the past, present and future of human life. At this point, Titian reveals his motives. Instead of placing them in order of increasing age from left to right, to show the past, present and future, he places them exactly the opposite