|Country: Cameroon||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2020||Weight: 17.5 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 500 francs||Dimensions: 50|
|ID: CM0293||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 300 pcs|
This beautiful silver coin is dedicated to the last painting created by the Italian High Renaissance master Raphael – "Transfiguration".
It is an oil painting on wood panel that is made in a genre of Biblical art from the New Testament. Now, this masterpiece of Renaissance art is stored in the Pinacoteca Apostolica, Vatican, Rome.
This painting is a significant contribution to the Renaissance in Rome. It illustrates the dual human and divine nature of Christ. The upper part portrays the Transfiguration of Christ, flanked by Moses and Elijah, on Mount Tabor, 10 miles south-east of Nazareth - as recorded in St Mark's Gospel of the Old Testament (9: 2-13). The lower part illustrates the Miracle of the Possessed (Epileptic) Boy, which follows immediately after the Transfiguration (see, for instance, Mark 9: 19). In the Bible, Jesus heals the boy to demonstrate the power of faith and prayer. Using contrasts of light and movement between the two scenes, Raphael combines both these Biblical episodes into one single, spectacular and dramatic painting.
The coin features high-end digital printing making it possible to illustrate such a dynamic and detailed painting. It comes in a presentation box, which has the form of a frame.
A masterpiece of the Renaissance eternalized in fine silver! It can be a great highlight of your collection!