Authentic Bronze copy/casting of Michelangelo's "Madonna Della Pieta"
This is a bronze copy of Michelangelo's Virgin Mary "Madonna Della Pieta". It was commissioned thru the Vatican and cast from a plaster relief done when the original in St Peter's in Rome was repaired .
New Renaissance Art Corp received the license from the Vatican to cast 500 Bronze pieces. The edition may be closed as we speak. This investment is only going to increase in value as art collectors can now purchase only on the secondary market. This piece was cast at The Burning Palace Foundry in 2007. The first one was created in 2001.
Because of earlier castings quality control problems, New Renaissance switched foundries. This desired casting was thus produced at the better foundry. This piece is numbered 355 of 500 . The current cost to order one is $75,000 and increases in value as the edition closes in on the 500th piece.
The marble base of the sculpture is 12 inches by 12 inches and 2 inches high. The sculpture itself is 15 inches height. The total height of the sculpture is therefore 17 inches and weighs about 55 lbs. This magnificent piece was donated to WORDNET to raise funds and assist in its media outreach.
Wordnet Productions has the paperwork from the original donation.