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

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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

Atira
Mythic, worshipped by the Pawnee of North America, exact dates uncertain

Known as "Vault of the Sky," Atira was Mother Earth and a member of the council of gods in the mythology of the Pawnee, a Native American tribe originally located in Nebraska. She was the wife of Tirawa, the creator god. For the Pawnee, Atira's earthly manifestation is corn, which nourishes them and symbolizes the life that Mother Earth creates.

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