The subject is taken from the Acts of the Apostles. The central figure is Saint Peter who is about to give his hand to Tabitha and lift her up. She was a disciple of Joppa who had died, but after Peter prayed for her and said ‘arise’, she returned to life and sat up. The man on the right is showing coats and garments Tabitha had made as a child. The man on the left could be one of those who brought Peter from Lydda to Joppa.