The Pieta is a group of figures from Mary who holds the body of her son Jesus in her lap. An intimate relationship is always formed, the expression of which is a suffering when the earthly meaning of suffering is the focus. Then one speaks with Mary of the Mater Dolorosa, the Mother of Sorrows. If the focus is on the beauty of both, the sculpture stands for the supersensible, the heavenly.
The Pieta can also be called the Vespers picture. Vesper as an evening prayer, the evening of Good Friday on which Mary takes her dead son to her.
Pieta comes from Italian and means piety and compassion. The earliest representations go back to the 14th century.
I would like to introduce you to 3 Pieta sculptures of very different types from our shop: A weathered, powerful Pieta on the left, a painted, lovely Pieta in the center and a finely crafted plaster sculpture on the right.
I wish you a joyful Holy Week and a happy Easter!