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

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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

Ilmatar
Mythic, worshipped in Finland, exact dates uncertain

The Finnish goddess Ilmatar, born of the air, created the universe from seven cosmic eggs. She was a virgin goddess but, following her impregnation by the wind, gave birth to the gods of music, magic, and smithing.

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