Pieta Sculpture by Michelangelo The Pity Statue
La Pieta the original sculpts of the Virgin Mary grieving the loss of Jesus were created in Italy by Michelangelo. This particular La Pieta or "The Pity", depicts Mary holding her Son after His descent from the cross. It is one of many representations of this moment. This one is cast in a stone and resin mixture and is hand finished to look like white marble.