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Encheduanna

b. circa 2285 B.C.E., Ur, Sumer; d. circa 2250 B.C.E., Ur, Sumer (modern-day Iraq)

The correct spelling of this name is ENHEDUANNA.

Enheduanna was a high priestess in Ur, an ancient Sumerian city. The oldest known author in the world, she wrote in cuneiform and left three known works: two hymns to the goddess Inanna and a third concerned with the sacred temples, their priests, and their gods. Enheduanna described herself as a daughter of Sargon, a Mesopotamian ruler, but the statement may or may not be literal.

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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