Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Sarah of St. Gilles

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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

Sarah of St. Gilles
Flourished circa 1326, Marseille, France

Sarah (Sara) de Saint Gilles is known to have been a medical practitioner and instructor in Marseille. A document dated August 28, 1326, outlines the terms of an apprenticeship agreement between the Jewish doctor Sarah de Saint Gilles and a Christian student named Salvet de Bourgneuf. In return for room, board, and medical training, Salvet would pay the doctor any fees obtained from treating patients while under her tutelage.

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