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- n. A sculpture or painting of the Virgin Mary holding and mourning the dead body of Jesus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A representation of the dead Christ, attended by the Virgin Mary or by holy women and angels.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Italian art, painting or sculpture, a composition which represents the Madonna seated and bearing in her arms or on her knees the dead body of Christ. The most famous example is the Pietà of Michelangelo in the Capella della Febbre at St. Peter's, Rome.
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- n. a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Jesus
From Italian pietà. (Wiktionary)