The disturbing story of Lot and his family is reccounted in the Book of Genesis. After witnessing the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt. Lot's daughters, fearing that the family would die out, plied the old man with wine and seduced him. In a dark cave, one daughter holds a large metal wine-vessel with a handle in the shape of a male torso. Lot, old and bearded, turns amorously to the other daughter and places his hand on her shoulder while holding a goblet full of wine. She leans back and stretches out her hand towards the goblet as if urging her father to drink, her drapery falling away to reveal her breasts.


  • Title: Lot and His Daughters
  • Creator: Francesco Solimena
  • Creator Lifespan: 1657/1747
  • Creator Nationality: Italian
  • Date Created: ca. 1676
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 50 5/16 × 61 in. (127.8 × 154.9 cm)
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: Museo de Arte de Ponce. The Luis A. Ferré Foundation, Inc.
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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