Pieta Bonded Marble Statue 18½” High. This statue is cast in fine-quality, bonded marble resin for proud display in home or garden. Please also consult our “Winter Care of Statues” page to make your statues last the longest and keep their beauty over time.
Only 23 when he sculpted this breathtaking work of art, Michelangelo (1475-1564) required two years, a rough block of marble hauled out of the quarries at Carrara, Italy, and a huge talent to carve his Pieta. Our Italian-inspired figurine is painstakingly rendered, from the folds of their garments to the peaceful face of the Madonna.
Pietà is one of the three common artistic representations of a sorrowful Virgin Mary, the other two being Mater Dolorosa (Mother of Sorrows) and Stabat Mater (here stands the mother). The scene of the Pieta shows the Virgin Mary holding the dead body of Christ after his crucifixion, death, and removal from the cross, but before he was placed in the tomb. This is one of the key events from the life of the Virgin, known as the Seven Sorrows of Mary, which were the subject of Catholic devotional prayers.