Pieta's Michelangelo Catholic Statue by Vittoria Collection Made in Italy. The original Pieta is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created by Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1498, and housed in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. This beautiful antique white rendition of the original shows Our Blessed Mother tenderly cradling her Son, Our Lord, after his death on the cross. Bring a bit of Rome into your home and place on a shelf, mantle, or in a library or nook. This piece of art is made out of a composite of powdered marble, stone, and alabaster. Item is then hand finished with special tools to refinish the details of this fantastic statue creating a unique piece of art.