Pieta

Pieta Art is a specific subject in Christian art which depicts Mary the Mother of God cradling the dead body of Christ. Pieta Art has been produced by multitudes of people throughout the centuries in both sculpture and painting. One of the most famous Pietas is that of Michelangelo in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City which has a rather youthful appearing Mary and is one of the few sculptures to have his signature.