Lafontaine-Dosogne interprets the donor image as an aristocratic family with male members to the left and female members to the right and compares the image to the princely family depicted in the Hagia Sophia in Kiev, which is contemporary to the structure at Selime (“La Kale Kilisesi de Selime et sa représentation des donateurs,” Zetesis: Album Amicorum E. de Strijcker [Antwerp/Utrecht, 1973], pp. 741–753).