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

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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

Genevieve
b. circa 419, Nanterre, France; d. 512, Paris

Geneviève lived a strictly regimented life devoted to charity in the name of God and Christianity. She was also a prophet and became the patron saint of Paris when she allegedly saved the city from the Huns. She died in Paris in 512 and her relics were venerated and credited with many miracles, most notably the lifting of a plague in 1129.

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