Pieta refers to an artistic representation of the Virgin Mary while she was mourning over the dead body of Jesus Christ. This image shows the Virgin Mary holding the body of Jesus and it is normally used as part of the Lamentation of Christ.
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[pee-ey-tah, pyey-tah, pee-ey-tuh, pyey-]
NOUN [(SOMETIMES LOWERCASE) FINE ARTS.]
a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the body of the dead Christ, usually shown held on her lap.