Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Abella of Salerno

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Abella of Salerno
Flourished circa 1350, Salerno, Italy

Abella taught general medicine at the Salerno school of medicine, now considered to be the oldest medical school of modern civilization. She published two treatises, De atrabile (On Melancholia) and De natura seminis humani (On the Origin of Human Nature), neither of which is extant.

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