Meaning of Pietà

Pie•tà

Pronunciation: (pē"ā-tä', pyā-tä', pē-ā'tu, pyā'-), [key]
— n. Fine Arts.
  1. a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the body of the dead Christ, usually shown held on her lap.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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