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Photohunt #5 - Aftermath
This is Michelangelo's Pieta on display at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. In the aftermath of the attack by a deranged visitor in 1972, it was enclosed in protective glass. In the incident, the statue was struck 15 times and broke off the tip of the nose of the Virgin Mary.
Compare that to Michelangelo's other Pieta in Florence. There is no protective glass and we were able to walk up and touch it. (shhh, it's a secret LOL). In this second version of the Pieta, the man holding Jesus is supposedly Michelangelo himself.