Pieta

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Title

Pieta
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Subject

human figure; New Testament; Jesus Christ; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; sorrow; mother and son; crucifixion; pity; Lamentation of Christ

Description

Commissioned in 1497 by the French Cardinal Jean Villiers de La Grolais (ca. 1430-1499) for his own tomb, it was begun the following year and was finished by 1500. It signals the beginning of Michelangelo's maturity as a sculptor.

Creator

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian sculptor, 1475-1564)

Source

Description: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Date

1498-1500 (creation)

Rights

publicDomain

Relation

part of Saint Peter's Basilica

Format

marble
68.5 in (height) x 76.8 in (width)

Type

sculpture (visual work)

Identifier

mich34x.jpg

Coverage

Saint Peter's (Rome (Vatican City), Santa Sede (Holy See), Italy)
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian sculptor, 1475-1564), “Pieta,” Institute Images Online, accessed October 19, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/3035.

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