Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Almucs De Castenau

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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

Almucs De Castenau
b. circa 1140, flourished Provence, France

The correct spelling of this name is ALMUCS DE CASTELNAU.

Almucs de Castelnau was a troubadour from a town near Avignon in Provence, France. Troubadours were poet-musicians who specialized in songs about courtly love. In scholarly literature, Almucs is usually discussed in conjunction with Iseut de Capio, another female troubadour from a neighboring town.

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