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

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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

Buto
Mythic, worshipped in ancient Egypt, circa 3150–30 B.C.

Buto was an Egyptian serpent goddess, worshipped in her namesake city as well as Lower Egypt. Along with Nekhbet, she was a protector of the king and appeared on his crown as an amulet. Also called Wadjet, she is usually portrayed as either a woman or a cobra wearing the crown of Lower Egypt.

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