painting or sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding and mourning
over the dead body of Jesus.
clues: St. Peter's sculpture; Vatican masterpiece; 1499 marble
masterpiece; Statue of Mary and Jesus; Michelangelo
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Pieta – Michelangelo
(pl. same; Italian
is an artwork depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of
Christ. As such, it is a particular form of the devotional theme
of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Michelangelo, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence
One of the most
famous pietà is Michelangelo's
the Vatican. A rare leather pietà is in the church St.
Peter und Paul
the name given to a famous Reuters photograph of the September
11, 2001 attacks
on the United States, depicting a policeman and four firemen
carrying the body of fire department chaplain Mychal F. Judge out
of the World Trade
rubble. The name
in reference to Michelangelo's
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