Pieta by Michelangelo

If you want to see the creation that gave Michelangelo a longed for breakthrough in his carrier, you need to visit the St. Peter’s Basilica and take a look at the Pieta. This sculpture was made by Michelangelo in 1498 and 1499, and the master was only 24 years old as it was finished. The sculpture portrays the mother of Jesus, Mary, as she holds Jesus after he has been taken down from the cross. What makes the sculpture very special is that the entire work is made from one large piece of marble.

Pieta is located in a side chapel inside the St. Peters Basilica coming up to the right almost at once after entering into the church. It is protected with unbreakable glass, so you can only see it on distance.

Piety by Michelangelo