A cast bronze with brown patina rendition of the masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. The bronze measures approx. 23"H x 21"W 12"D; no founder's or maker's marks found. Possibly one of the most iconic religious images since the original was created in 1499, it has been copied in a multitude mediums and sizes for its inspirational beauty. The naturalistic depiction of Christ and the emotion of Mary are skillfuly rendered in this large statuette.