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Artemisia I

Flourished circa 480 B.C.E., Halicarnassus (modern-day Turkey)

Artemisia I became the tyrant of Halicarnassus in the fifth century B.C.E. Legend states that she fought in the Battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.E. as a commander on the side of the Persians, who were fighting against the Greek city-states. She was about to be captured by the Greeks when she sunk a Persian ship, making the Greeks think she had switched sides.

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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