10" Colored Pieta Figure | Resin/Stone

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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.

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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.