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

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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

Phoebe
Biblical, Flourished circa A.D. 40, Corinth, Greece

Phoebe is mentioned in Paul's Epistle to the Romans (circa A.D. 56), a discourse in the form of a letter which is now included in the New Testament. Some biblical scholars believe Phoebe carried the letter to Rome. Paul named Phoebe a deaconess, or religious servant, of an early Christian church in Corinth, but little else is known about her life.

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