Pseudo-Domenico di Michelino, Christ among the Doctors, The Transfiguration

15th century
Tempera and gold on wood panel.
From a predella
Pinacoteca Vaticana, Rome

The Jesus of the Transfiguration panel is remarkably youthful and unlike what had become the standard portrayal by the 15th century. The boy in the Temple also looks younger than the 12 years reported in Luke's Gospel.

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Photographed at the Pinacoteca Vaticana by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.