A weather-beaten saint holding a book in his right hand~
My guess is that this is St. James (San Giacomo) since he's holding a staff in his other hand and because he's over the small door adjacent to the entrance to the church of San Giacomo dall' Orio..
Here is a winged lion of San Marco holding a book in his paws~
Also in Venice, books galore at Libreria Acqua Alta. I love this bookstore!
I created a Gallery on Flickr with some great photos of this bookstore (and its resident cats) taken by visitors from all over the world. The cat in the tenth photo cracks me up. :)
Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend. :)
See a list of upcoming Saturday Photo Hunting themes on Gattina's website here.