This figurine depicts the Virgin Mary holding Jesus after his crucifixion, a moment known as the Pieta, a pose made famous by the sculptor Michelangelo. It has smooth, faceless features. It was carved in Bethlehem from Holy Land olive wood.
Luke 2: 34-35 ''34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: ''This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.''''