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Definition of the noun pieta

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noun - plural:

  • pieta: pietas
  • Pieta: Pietas

  1. a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Jesus
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: representation = a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something


  1. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères, who was a representative in Rome. The sculpture, in Carrara marble, was made for the cardinal's funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right as one enters the basilica, in the 18th century. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed.
    • begun in and completed in (516 years ago)
    • media: marble
    • genre: Christian art
    • subjects: Pietà, Lamentation of Christ, Mary
  2. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is an artwork by Titian, completed in (440 years ago).
  3. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino, executed around 1483-1493, and housed in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
    • begun in and completed in (522 years ago)
  4. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a painting by the Flemish artist Rogier van der Weyden dating from about 1441 held in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels. There are number of workshop versions and copies, notably in the National Gallery, London, in the Prado, Madrid, and in the Manzoni Collection, Naples. Infra-red and X-radiograph evidence suggest that the Brussels version was painted by van der Weyden himself, not necessarily excluding the help of workshop assistants. Dendrochronological analysis gives a felling date of 1431 for the oak panel backing, supporting the dating of the painting to around 1441.
    • completed in (574 years ago)
    • media: oil paint
  5. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a painting by Spanish artist El Greco.
    • also known as Lamentation of Christ
    • begun in and completed in (445 years ago)
    • media: tempera, panel
    • genres: History painting, Religious image
    • subjects: Pietà, Lamentation of Christ
  6. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a painting by Spanish artist José Ribera.
    • completed in (378 years ago)
    • media: oil paint
    • artist: Jusepe de Ribera
    • genres: History painting, Religious image


  1. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietá" is an award-nominated musical album of Milton Nascimento.
    • award: - Latin Grammy Award for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album nomination for Milton Nascimento
  2. "Pieta" is a musical EP of Dead Voices on Air.
    • released on


  1. "Pieta": Pietà is a 2012 South Korean film. The 18th feature written and directed by Kim Ki-duk, it depicts the mysterious relationship between a brutal man who works for loan sharks and a middle-aged woman who claims that she is his mother, mixing Christian symbolism and highly sexual content.
  2. Pieta is a television daytime drama series that aired on ABS-CBN from October 27, 2008 to May 1, 2009.
  3. "Pieta" is a 1998 short film directed by Bruce Baillie.
  4. "Pieta" is a 2013 short film written and directed by Alexandros Tsantilas.
  5. "Pieta" is a 1987 Australian TV movie about a woman who commits murder. It was also known as Shadowplay.
    • country: Australia
    • language: English Language
    • director: Monique Schwarz
    • genre: Drama
    • released on (26 years ago)


Pieta a.k.a. Pietie Coetzee is a field hockey player from South Africa who was born in Bloemfontein. Nicknamed Pieta. she studied at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and represented her country at the 2000, 2004 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

There are other people with Pieta in their name, like Pieta Brown.


Pieta is a fictional character from the 1998 film Paljas.


  1. Pieta a.k.a. Pietà: Tal-Pietà is a small town located on the outskirts of Valletta, the capital city of Malta. Tal-Pietà is the suburb next-closest to the capital after Floriana and Msida. Its name is derived from Italian and signifies "Mercy".
  2. Pieta is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California. It is located near the mouth of Pieta Creek 5 miles southeast of Hopland, at an elevation of 476 feet.


Pieta a.k.a. Pietà is a Japanese josei yuri manga by Nanae Haruno. It was originally serialized in the manga magazine Young You, published by Shueisha. The chapters were collected into two tankōbon volumes, the first released on April 19, 2000 and the second on May 19, 2000. The second volume also contains a sequel short story, "A Week at the Beach," showing the main characters at a later time.

Phrases with Pieta

  1. Diamesa pieta
  2. species Diamesa pieta

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pieta

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Google previewFlorence (2004)

Art, Shopping and Eating by Paul Blanchard

Michelangelo's Pieta is a late work...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Adventures in the Human Spirit by Philip E. Bishop, ISBN 9780205765379 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

The Pieta is a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, most often found in sculpture. As such, it is a particular form of the Lamentation of Christ, a scene from the Passion of Christ found in cycles of the ...

Google previewCatalogue of the Sculpture in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection from the Ptolemaic Period to the Renaissance (1995)

The Dumbarton Oaks Pieta is a more modest work than those mentioned above, but the position of Christ as we reconstruct it, as well as the head of the Virgin, argue in favor of localization in southwestern France. As in other examples from ...

Google previewThe Grotesque in Art and Literature (1997)

Theological Reflections by James Luther Adams, Wilson Yates, Robert Penn Warren

Bonn, Germany, the Roettgen Pieta is a wooden figure from the third quarter of the fourteenth century. Nearly three feet in height, this sculpture originally stood in a side chapel or on a secondary altar in a church. It was created to be a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers, English and Foreign (1889)

With Illustrations and Woodcuts by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, Adela Harriet Sophia Bagot Wodehouse

The Pieta at San Giovanni in Bragola, was founded in the year 1348, by Fra Pierazzo d'Assissi as a succursal to the Foundling Hospital at San Francesco della Vigna. After the death of Pierazzo both hospitals were united at San Giovanni, and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) (1890)

...edited by Sir George Grove...with Appendix by J. A. Fuller Maitland...

The Pieta at San Giovanni in Bragola, was founded in the year 1348, by Fra Pierazzo d'Assissi as a succursal to the Foundling Hospital at San Francesco della Vigna. After the death of Pierazzo both hospitals were united at San Giovanni, and ...

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia (1916)

A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler

PIETA. See. Pawivrmorums. MONTEFIOBE: Anglo-Jewish family which derivesits name from a town in Italy. In 1856 there were three towns so named in the Pontifical States, but from which of the three the family came is not definitely known.

Google previewDictionary of painters and engravers (1889)

biographical and critical by Michael Bryan

Maria Calchera, and a ' Nativity ' and a ' Pieta ' in St. Guiseppe. Also : Berlin. Gallery. Madonna with Saints and Angels. „ „ Judith. „ „ A Pieta. Brescia.

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopaedia of World History

Kassel Gallery ; photo, Manselt Avignon Pieta, now in the Louvre — to ...

Google previewThe Divine Comedy and the Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciences (1988)

Acta of the International Dante Symposium, 13–16 Nov. 1983, Hunter College, New York by Giuseppe C. Di Scipio, Aldo Scaglione

pieta' mi giunse...” (72) “...poi ch'ai pieta' del nostro mal perverso.

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Small photo of VATICAN - APRIL 24: Michelangelo's Pieta in St. Peter's Basilica on April 24, 2012 in Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Basilica one of the largest Christian church in world.Small photo of ROME, ITALY - MARCH 24 2014: Pieta of Michelangelo in the Basilica of St. Peter on MARCH 24 2014 in Rome in ItalySmall photo of Michaelangelo marble sculpture of the Pieta in st. Peter's Cathedral (Rome)Small photo of Grave pieta scene with death Jesus Christ. Religious art. Vysehrad Slavin Cemetery, Prague, Czech RepublicSmall photo of Jesus Christ - grave pieta scene with St. Mary. Religious art.Small photo of ROME, ITALY - MARCH 07: Pieta by Michelangelo in Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican on March 07, 2011 in Rome, ItalySmall photo of pieta More...

Scrabble value of P3I1E1T1A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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