"Inside St. Peter's -- The Pieta" St. Peter's Basilica - PietÓ Tip by Sandi-2004

St. Peter's Basilica - PietÓ, Rome: 15 reviews and 17 photos

  Mary and Jesus
by Sandi-2004

This beautiful and delicate sculpture of Mary holding her slain son is very moving. Michelangelo chose to create Mary as a younger woman, perhaps the age she was when she gave birth to Jesus. Yet her shoulders are broad and her body seems large, as though she is strong enough to carry the tremendous responsiblilty of motherhood and the great sadness of the loss of her son. The lifeless body of Jesus is frail and small by comparison.

These two figures were carved from one piece of
marble and they are perfection..

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  • Updated Sep 17, 2004
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