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Artemisia II

Date of birth unknown; d. 350 B.C.E., Caria (modern-day Turkey)

The sister and wife of the famous King Mausolus, Artemisia II became sole ruler of Caria after his death. As a tribute to her late husband, she commissioned the splendid Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Artemisia was also known as a botanist and medical researcher.

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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