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

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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

Sulpicia
Flourished circa A.D. 90, Rome

There were two Roman poets named Sulpicia. The one on the Heritage Floor is Sulpicia II, who lived in the latter half of the first century A.D. Her best known works are a group of poems describing in explicit detail her relationship with her husband, and a second poem, in the form of a dialogue between Sulpicia and Calliope, the muse of epic poetry, which protests the banishing of philosophers from Rome in A.D. 94.

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