Our Madonna Pieta pocket rosary is handmade from the heart, featuring Michelangelo’s Madonna della Pieta cast in golden bronze on the fob. Each moss agate stone is hand beaded onto brass wire, finished with a single brass bead. In keeping with the mood, delicate details adorn the cross.
The Madonna della Pietà informally known as La Pietá is a Roman Catholic dolorous image of Jesus and Mary at Mount Golgotha, and a key work of Italian Renaissance sculpture carved by Michelangelo.
For those who include crystal work in their faith, moss agate is a visual distinction, not a geological one. These moss agate stones are natural prehnite with inclusions of iron that cause the appearance of “moss” within the stone. Prehnite is said to connect your will to your heart. With your will and your heart aligned, both prayer and action are pure and strong.
This Madonna Pieta pocket rosary is a single decade measuring approximately 9.5 inches long. That includes the bronze fob and cross which are 1 and 1.5 inches respectively. This rosary weighs just over 30 grams.
Bronze will patina over time, revealing highlights with your touch. This process is natural; Use of corrosive solvents or dips is not recommended.
**Our handmade rosaries are always boxed for shipping.**
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