La Pieta by Michelangelo
Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted in the late 15th century, elegantly depicts Virgin Mary & Jesus Christ as he neared tragic death. The masterpiece is housed at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City.
Carved exquisitely well, it describes the sadness and devastation on Mary’s face.
The 21st century replica, demonstrates the despair and helplessness of the mother with her dying son on her lap.