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Lampedo

Mythic, known in ancient Greece, beginning circa 1200 B.C.E.

Lampedo’s name, which means “burning torch” in Greek, is a reference to the torches lit for New Moon processions in honor of Artemis, goddess of fertility and hunting. Lampedo was an Amazon queen, a mythic race of warrior women, and was said to have helped establish the Greek city of Ephesus. The story of Lampedo and her sister Marpesia are told in Boccaccio’s On Famous Women (1361–75).

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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