Sojourner Truth #2, Plate
Judy Chicago created this test plate for her room-size installation The Dinner Party (on permanent view on the fourth floor of the Museum), a milestone in twentieth-century art. The installation is composed of a banquet arranged on a triangular table with thirty-nine place settings, each commemorating an important woman from history.
Dedicated to the black abolitionist and feminist Sojourner Truth (1797–1883), this plate depicts weeping for the suffering of the slaves, a mask concealing the real self, and a fist raised in rage and defiance.
- Artist: Judy Chicago, American, born 1939
- Medium: Painted porcelain
- Dates: ca. 1978
- Dimensions: diameter: 14 in. (35.6 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: no marks
- Signature: Signed middle right edge in black script: "J.C. '78"
- Inscriptions: Inscribed lower right edge in black script: "Sojourner Truth #2"
- Collections:Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Great Hall, 1st Floor
- Accession Number: 82.165
- Credit Line: Gift of Judy Chicago
- Rights Statement: © Judy Chicago
- Caption: Judy Chicago (American, born 1939). Sojourner Truth #2, Plate, ca. 1978. Painted porcelain, diameter: 14 in. (35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Judy Chicago, 82.165. © Judy Chicago
- Record Completeness: Good (67%)