Pieta, by Michelangelo
The Pietà is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
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This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. Michaelangelo's interpretation of the Pietà is unique to the precedents, which balances the Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with naturalism.