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Posted on Nov 25, 04:24PM | IANS
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, here.
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 of Jaipur worked five months to get the replica ready.