Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Pieta Commission Day? Michelangelo was commissioned to make the Pieta on this day in 1498. Housed in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, the marble statue was commissioned for the French Cardinal Jean de Bilheres, who was a representative in Rome. Trivia buffs: The Pieta is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed.