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

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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

Bertha
b. 720, Laon, France; d. 783, France

Bertha, also called Bertrada and "Bertha with the big feet," became queen of the Franks by marrying King Pippin III. She was the mother of Charlemagne and Carloman, both kings, and of Gisela. Bertha was an important royal figure with political power at court, during the reign of both her husband (751–768) and son Charlemagne (768–814). She lived with her son until her death.

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