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

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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

Guda
Flourished circa 1150, Rhineland, Germany

Guda, a German nun, was a manuscript illuminator. Like many other illuminators, such as Diemud, she signed her work and inserted a self-portrait. The Homiliary of Saint Bartholomew, or Guda Homiliary, the work by which she is known, is inscribed Guda, peccatrix mulier, scripsit et pinxit hunc librum (Guda, a sinful woman, wrote and illuminated this book).

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