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

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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

Sobeya
Flourished late 10th century, Córdoba, Spain

The correct spelling of this name is SUBH.

Subh was the mother of Hisham II, the caliph of Córdoba in Islamic Spain. She was a sultana and ruled as a regent for Hisham until he came of age. Subh was allied with General Ghalib and Abu 'Amir al-Mansur. The latter, it was rumored, was Subh's lover; by 978, he had become de facto ruler of Córdoba, pushing both Subh and Hisham to the sidelines.

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