Five hundred years ago Michelangelo unveiled what would come to be

regarded as one of the world’s great masterpieces of inspired art and

perhaps the most beautiful sculpture ever created. The Pietá was both the consummate expression of Michelangelo’s artistic abilities and an

embodiment of the divine inspiration that guided his work.

Now, under exclusive license from the Vatican Observatory Foundation,

The Bust of the Madonna from this sublime masterpiece has been

reproduced from a master made from the Vatican’s mold of the original.

This mold was created by the Vatican’s own artisans, and the

reproduction is faithful in every detail to the original.

From the unsurpassed brilliance of the craftmanship to the exquisite

serenity captured in Mary’s face, The Bust of the Madonna from

Michelangelo’s Pietá is a study in the spiritual beauty that was

Michelangelo’s artistic ideal.


“The Blessed Virgin Mary”

from Michelangelo’s Pietà

Artist: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

(Florence 1475 – 1564 Rome)

Medium: cast Carrara marble

Dimensions: Height 24 in / Width 15 in / Depth 14 in


Origin: Posthumous casting produced for Arte Divine

from a Vatican authorized mold derived from Michelangelo’s

original “Pietà” c1498-99, Basilica of St. Peter’s Vatican City

Signed in the original by the artist:

Authentication Seals and Distinguishing Marks

Licensor Seal: Vatican Observatory Foundation Medallion Seal

Publisher Seal: The Medallion Seal of Arte Divine

Copyright Notice: © 2014 Vatican Observatory Foundation engraved

The Blessed Virgin Mary from Michelangelo’s Pietà

Edition Number: Engraved in verso

in the verso of the sculpture.

Created in Cast Carrara Marble in a limited edition, this magnificent

sculpture is available at Alexander Salazar Fine Art.


Contact Gallery at 619-531-8996 or email [email protected] to reserve your sculpture.

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