Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Mary of Bethany

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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

Mary of Bethany
Biblical, flourished circa A.D. 30, Bethany, near Jerusalem

Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, was an early follower of Jesus Christ, said to have anointed his feet when he visited her family's home. Many scholars have suggested that Mary of Bethany is in fact the so-called Mary Magdalene, although there is no historical evidence for this connection.

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