A picture or sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding the dead body of Christ on her lap or in her arms.
More example sentences
- There's a warped pietà on the front of the mall, underneath which a grown-over inscription declares: ‘I Am the Resurrection.’
- Perfect as an allegory - the pietà, the sacrificial lamb - and yet so empathetically maternal, it gives warmth to the solemn poise of Bellini.
- From the agony in the garden, where Gibson begins, to the pietà at the foot of the cross, Jesus does what he teaches.
Definition of pietà in:
- The US English dictionary