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

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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

Penthelia
Exact dates uncertain, Memphis, ancient Egypt

According to Sophie Drinker, author of the pioneering Music and Women (1948), Penthelia was an Egyptian priestess-musician who served in the temple of the creator god Ptah in Memphis.

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