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Lot and His Daughters

Photo credit: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

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In the Old Testament story, Lot and his daughters fled the sinful city of Sodom after God warned them of its destruction. Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt for disobediently looking back on the city. The episode depicted here relates how Lot's daughters seduced their father in order to ensure the survival of his line. One daughter pours wine, the other, nearly naked, almost straddles her elderly father. He looks stupefied as he holds his drinking bowl up to the daughter who serves him and gazes drunkenly at the other who embraces him in such an ungainly fashion.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery



Lot and His Daughters


oil on panel


H 24.8 x W 33.5 cm

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purchased, around 1969

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