Condition : This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 12″ x Width 10″. Marble Dimensions: Diameter 10. Height without base:11. 1499 is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by CBuonarroti, housed in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French cardinal Jean de Billheres, who was a representative in Rome. The sculpture, in Carrara marble, was made for the cardinal’s funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right as one enters the basilica, in the 18th century. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed (See History after completion). This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. The theme is of Northern origin, popular by that time in France but not yet in Italy. Michelangelo’s interpretation of the Pietà is unique to the precedents. It is an important work as it balances the Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with naturalism. The statue is one of the most highly finished works by Michelangelo. This Masterpiece was reproduced by famous artist Valli. Virgin Islands, however, an additional charge may be required. The item “Hand Made Bronze Figurine Religious Michelangelo Pieta Jesus Mary Statue Figure” is in sale since Friday, August 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Reproduction Antiques”. The seller is “europeanbronzegoddess” and is located in Mineola, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Bronze