KERALA, Thursday, 14 January 2016: THRISSUR: The second replica in Asia of Michaelangelo's Pieta, which represents
the body of Jesus in the lap of his mother Mary after crucifixion, was
consecrated and unveiled at the Shrine Basilica of the Lady of Dolours, in
The Pieta is regarded a masterpiece of Renaissance art.
The tallest portion of the Shrine Basilica of the Lady of Dolours at Thrissur stands 260 feet above the ground, making this the tallest church in Asia; it has a total plinth area of 25,000 square feet.
Andrews Thazhath, Archbishop of the archdiocese of Thrissur performed the blessing ceremony of the replica recently.
The statue is faithful to the original in detail and subtlety.
Seven skilled artisans(Dhoot Sangemermer Pvt.Ltd) of Jaipur worked five months to get the replica ready.