Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Agrippina I

signature image

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

Agrippina I
b. 14 B.C., Rome; d. A.D. 33, island of Pandateria (modern-day Ventotene)

Julia Vipsania Agrippina, also known as Agrippina I or Agrippina the Elder, was the granddaughter of Emperor Augustus and played a key role in the succession struggles under Tiberius (ruled A.D. 14–37). She married Germanicus, a popular general who posed a threat to the emperor and died under suspicious circumstances in A.D. 19. When the emperor's son died, Agrippina's children came into the line of succession; tensions mounted as she made no secret that she suspected Tiberius of involvement in her husband's death. In A.D. 29, Agrippina and her children were arrested under Tiberius' orders and she was banished, dying in exile—most likely of starvation—in A.D. 33.

Related Place Setting

Marcella

Related Heritage Floor Entries

Agrippina II
Anastasia
Julia Domna
Dorcas
Livia Drusilla
Eustochium
Fabiola
Flavia Julia Helena
Lydia
Macrina
Caelia Macrina
Julia Maesa

Mary Magdalene
Julia Mamaea
Marcellina
Martha of Bethany
Mary of Bethany
Octavia
Paula
Phoebe
Galla Placidia
Plotina
Porcia
Priscilla

SEARCH