The suite of six rooms which make up the Borgia Apartment were painted for Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo de Borja y Doms, r. 1492-1503) by the Perugian artist Bernardino di Betto (1454-1513), better known as Pinturicchio.
The work was undertaken by Pinturicchio, with the support of a team of artists, in little over a year, between the autumn of 1492 and the beginning of 1494. Speed of execution was one of the qualities for which Pinturicchio was particularly praised.
In the painting of the Resurrection, in the Sala dei Misteri, Pope Alexander VI is a witness to the event. He is dressed in a jewel-encrusted cope and kneels, hands in prayer, in adoration. The pope is portrayed bare-headed, his tiara resting on the ground in front of him.