Since the combination of the story of Lot with the depiction of the Virgin and Child is extremely unusual, the exact relation of the two images remains unclear. However, they could be understood as two examples of the value of a just life and of the pervasive grace of God, especially if the Virgin and Child on the obverse was intended as a private devotional image.
purchased 1950 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1952 by exchange to NGA.
Вашингтон: гал. Нац. (1952 )
This scene was important for the moral lesson it taught. Like the story of Noah and the flood, that of Lot and the desolation of Sodom and Gomorrah was an allegory demonstrating the power of God to save the righteous.