Original Artwork Information
Type: Tempera on wood
Dimensions: 405 cm × 278 cm (159 in × 109 in)
Location: Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City
"Raphael's painting depicts two consecutive, but distinct, biblical narratives from the Gospel of Matthew, also related in the Gospel of Mark. In the first, the Transfiguration of Christ itself, Moses and Elijah appear before the transfigured Christ with Peter, James and John looking on (Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-13). In the second, the Apostles fail to cure a boy from demons and await the return of Christ (Matthew 17:14-21; Mark 9:14).."