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

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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

Flourished late 15th century, Vadstena, Sweden

Ingrida (Ingrid) Persdotter, a nun in the convent of Saint Birgitta at Vadstena, Sweden, is remembered for a single verse epistle of 1498 addressed to a young knight named Axel Nilsson. Scholars have found the combination of unrequited love and mystical devotion in Ingrida's epistle reminiscent of the writings of Héloïse.

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