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

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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

Martesia
Mythic, known in ancient Greece, beginning circa 1200 B.C.

The correct spelling of this name is MARPESIA.

Marpesia ruled the Amazons, a mythic race of warrior women, alongside her sisters, Hippo and Lampedo. She helped to expand the Amazonian empire through a series of military conquests. Marpesia was killed in a battle by Asian invaders and was succeeded as queen by her daughters, Sinope and Orithya.

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