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

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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

Nofret
Flourished circa 1887–1878 B.C., ancient Egypt

Nofret (Nefret) was the wife and possibly the sister of the pharaoh Senwosret II, who ruled circa 1887 to 1878 B.C. Her title, King's Daughter, indicates that Nofret was the daughter of Amenemhat II, who ruled circa 1919–1885 B.C., immediately prior to Senwosret. Possibly dying before Senwosret ascended the throne, Nofret may have been his first wife, but was not his Great Royal Wife, or chief wife. That title belonged to Weret, who was the mother of Pharaoh Senwosret III.

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