KOCH, Jacob II

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Description

Lot and his Daughters
before 1608
bronze
114 mm
Just before God destroyed Sodom for its wickedness, two angels alerted Lot to the forthcoming danger. Lot, his wife, and their two daughters were the only people to escape. Lot’s wife, curious to see the destruction, turned to look and was transformed into a pillar of salt. Believing they were the last people on earth, Lot’s oldest daughter formulated a plan, “…let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.” (Book of Genesis, 19:31) In this medal Lot is being served wine by his daughters. Both sisters become pregnant and conceive sons who form nations that will eventually war against the Israelites.

Creator

KOCH, Jacob II
German, master 1583; died 1619

Source

Sigmund Morgenroth Collection of Renaissance Medals and Plaquettes

Identifier

1964.584

Citation

KOCH, Jacob II and German, master 1583; died 1619, “KOCH, Jacob II,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 3, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/3687.