H: 10 1/2" Cold Cast Marble-like Resin
The Pietā (Italian for pity) is a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus.
This figurine is reproduced from the most famous Pietā, Michelangelo's Pietā in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Jesus' body is different from most earlier pietā statues, which were usually smaller and in wood. The Virgin is also unusually youthful, and in repose, contrasted with the older, sorrowing Mary of most pietās. She is shown as youthful for two reasons; God is the source of all beauty and she is one of the closest to God; also the exterior is thought as the revelation of the interior (the virgin is morally beautiful).
The quality of the casting of this figurine is excellent, with good detail, and the cold cast resin has a natural sheen and weight and will blend well with authentic and more expensive antique pieces.
(some information adapted from Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia)