Pieta Statue 6.25 Inches High
The Pieta, Statue. The Original is in St. Peter's Basilica, in the Vatican City, Rome. The Pietà is a work of the Renaissance sculpture Michelangelo. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères, who was a representative in Rome. The sculpture, in Carrara marble, was made for the cardinal's funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right as one enters the basilica, in the 18th century. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed. This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. Michelangelo's interpretation of the Pietà is unprecedented in Italian sculpture. This finely detailed resin cast copy is 6.25 Inches high.