Michelangelo’s Pietà is one of the most famous sculptures ever created. It depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. The Pietà occupies a privileged location just right of the entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City.
I took this photo on a trip to Rome in 2007.
I saw the Pietà for the first time in 1964 at the Vatican’s pavilion at the New York World’s Fair.
The Pietà is Michelangelo’s only work that bears his signature, allegedly because he overheard some one attributing the work to another artist.
Sculpture Saturday is hosted by Sally Kelly of Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition.