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Veleda

Flourished circa 50 C.E., northern Germany

Veleda was a virgin prophet of the Bructeri, a tribe from northern Germany. In 69/70 C.E., during a regional revolt against the Romans known as the Batavian Rebellion, Veleda became famous when her prophecies about the outcome proved correct. Veleda may not have been her actual name, but rather a general title for a female prophet.

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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