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

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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

Anasandra
Flourished 3rd century B.C., Sicyon, ancient Greece

The correct spelling of this name is ANAXANDRA.

Anaxandra was a Greek painter working in the 220s B.C., the daughter and disciple of Nealkes, a painter of mythological and genre scenes in Sicyon. She is mentioned by Clement of Alexandria, the second-century A.D. Christian theologian, in a section of his Stromateis (Miscellanies) entitled "Women as Well as Men Capable of Perfection." Clement cites a lost work of the Hellenistic scholar Didymus (first century B.C.) as his source.

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