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

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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

Baranamtarra
Flourished circa 2384 B.C., Lagash, Sumer (modern-day Iraq)

In 2384 B.C., Baranamtarra and her husband, Lugalanda, seized power of Lagash, one of the oldest cities in Sumer. They became the largest landholders in the city, Baranamtarra herself claiming a temple and several estates. Due to the political instability at the time, they in turn were overthrown by another ruler, Urukagina, in 2378.

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