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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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A pietà (pl. same; Italian for pity) is an artwork depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus. As such, it is a particular form of the devotional theme of Our Lady of Sorrows.



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