Beautiful Head of the Virgin after detail from The Pieta sculpture by Michelangelo. Perfect to display in a garden, outdoor patio, meditation or prayer room, chapel, or similar. It comes complete with its original display board covered in burgundy cloth. It can be displayed directly on the wall (photo 1) or on the burgundy board (photo 2), as preferred. It is dated on the back 1982 and labeled with the following inscription:
HEAD OF THE VIRGIN Detail from the Pieta by Michelangelo Saint Peter's, Rome
This facsimile copy is authorized by the Vatican Museums. It is produced under the supervision of the Reproduction Studio of the Metropolitan Museum of Art from direct impression molds of the original sculpture developed by the Department of Scientific Research of the Vatican Museums. The copy is made of cold cast marble, a refined marble bonded with polymer resin. The marble is from the quarries at Carrara, Italy, the source of the single block of marble from which Michelangelo carved the Pieta.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Vatican Collections
This is a heavy and substantial piece weighing 9 lbs. unpacked. In very good used condition with fading to display board cloth as shown. Shipped professionally packed, fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Panel: 16" by 14"; Virgin: 13 3/8" tall by 9 7/16" wide by 6" deep approximately.