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

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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

Margareta Karthauserin
Flourished mid-15th century, Nuremberg, Germany

Margareta Karthäuserin (Cartheuserin) was a nun at the Dominican convent of Saint Catherine in Nuremberg, Germany. Throughout the fifteenth century, the nuns of the convent compiled an extensive library, copying many of the volumes themselves. The names of thirty-two copyists (scribes) are documented, and among the most skilled was Margareta Karthäuserin.

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