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

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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

Eugenia
b. Egypt, date uncertain; d. circa A.D. 257, Rome

According to legend, Eugenia was a Roman virgin, daughter of a governor of Egypt, who disguised herself as a man for much of her life and succeeded in becoming the abbot (leader) of a monastery. Around the year A.D. 257, she was persecuted for her Christian beliefs and martyred by sword in Rome, where she had gone with her mother.

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