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

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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

Gaea
Mythic, worshipped in ancient Greece, beginning circa 1600 B.C.

Gaea (Gaia) is the oldest of the Greek gods, analogous to the Pelasgian creation goddess Eurynome. Like her predecessor, Gaea is said to have been born out of chaos, after which she gave birth to Uranus, the starry sky. She became his lover and together they created the Ocean and the Titans. Gaea, also called Ge, is the goddess personification of the Earth.

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