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Theano

Flourished circa 550 B.C.E., ancient Greece

According to tradition, Theano was the wife of the philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, and was herself a philosopher, as well as a physician and administrator. Her daughter, Damo, took up her parents’ vocation. Theano directed her husband’s school after his death and, though no written works are extant, she is credited with writing the treatise on the Golden Mean.

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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