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Aemilia

Flourished late 3rd–early 4th century C.E., Gaul

Aemilia Hilaria, aunt of the poet and rhetorician Ausonius (circa 310–395), was a physician who lived near the Moselle River in Gaul (now known as modern day France). According to her nephew, who wrote a series of poems on family members entitled Parentalia, Aemilia was a “dedicated virgin,” rejecting marriage as a hindrance to a career, and “occupied herself in the art of healing, like a man.”

Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). <em>The Dinner Party</em> (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
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

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