There is not much in the figure of our pendentive to suggest the stern and fearless prophet of the wilderness.
Such a form of pendentive is rarely seen in works of this age.
Stalactite work is employed in the pendentive of the smaller apses and in the capitals of the columns carrying the pointed arches.
The pendentive under the dome is similar in its construction to those under the dome of the curious church of Ainay, at Lyons.
The angel figures of this pendentive are among the most beautiful and characteristic of the myriad throng of the cupola.
In these examples a pendentive is formed at each angle of the square, and thus the octagonal base is formed for the vault.