Saint praying

Santo in preghiera
The spire stands on the south area of the Cathedral, near the Transept. On the top of the spire a sculpture towers, representing a bearded saint, the hands clasped in prayer. The saint, dressed in a draped cloth which covers the left shoulder, points the head upwards. This posture is typical of some statues standing on the top of the spires, of compact and slender shape with the gaze rising toward the sky. The sculpture is likely ascribable to the XIX Century and it was part of the massive campaign for the decoration of the spires, which precisely took place in that Century.