Interesting Facts About the Pieta:
- The Pieta (1498–1499) is regarded as one of the greatest works of the Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti.
- This exquisite work of art features the body of Jesus placed on the lap of the Virgin Mary after the savior’s crucifixion.
- Pieta is the only work Michelangelo ever signed.
- Michelangelo carved it from a single slab of marble.
- The piece made Michelangelo famous when he was only 24 years old.
- Michelangelo used Carrara marble, a white and blue stone named for the Italian region where it is mined.
- The entire process of completing the sculpture took less than two years.
- This was a special work of art, even in the Renaissance, because at the time multi-figured sculptures were rare.
- Cardinal Jean de Billheres commissioned the statue, and this nobleman was a previous representative in Rome. The statue was created for the funeral monument of the cardinal, yet it was relocated at St. Peter’s Basilica during the 18th century.
The 10" Pieta Figure is part of the Renaissance Collection by Joseph's Studio. Meticulously crafted by master artisans with great attention to color and detail.
- Materials: RESIN/STONE MIX
- Dimensions: 10"H 8.75"W 5.625"D
Joseph's Studio collection offers the highest quality and most intricately designed religious figurines, statues, busts and more. They are each hand-painted and made of the best materials. Each piece comes in a collector's box with certificate. Any item from this collection is sure to be a family heirloom for many years to come.