Some examples of marble sculptures include Michelangelo's "David" and the "Pieta." The former is Michelangelo' most famous marble sculpture, admired for its ideal proportions and classical style. It depicts the future King David as a young man before his battle with Goliath.
Art experts consider "Pieta" a masterpiece. The sculpture, which is also by Michelangelo, took three years to finish. The sculpture depicts the dead body of Christ spread on his mother's lap. Michelangelo purposefully depicts Mary as young and heavenly with the dead Christ realistically spread across her robed lap. Art connoisseurs consider it one of the greatest marble sculptures ever created.