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

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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

Sylvia
Flourished circa A.D. 380, Aquitaine, France

Sylvia was a late-fourth-century abbess from Aquitaine, later canonized, who made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and wrote an account of her travels, providing detailed descriptions of the Christian religious practices she encountered in the East. The Peregrinatio Silviae has recently been reattributed by some scholars to Etheria, a nun from Constantinople.

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