Marcella Place Setting
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
On View: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
Runner:Cotton/linen base fabric, woven interface support material (horsehair, wool, and linen), cotton twill tape, silk, synthetic gold cord, wool, camel hair, wool fabric, silk thread
Plate: Porcelain with overglaze enamel (China paint) and rainbow luster overglaze
Runner:51 1/2 x 29 7/8 in. (130.8 x 75.9 cm)
Plate:14 x 14 x 1 in. (35.6 x 35.6 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
Gift of The Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation
Judy Chicago (American, born 1939). Marcella Place Setting, 1974-1979. Runner:Cotton/linen base fabric, woven interface support material (horsehair, wool, and linen), cotton twill tape, silk, synthetic gold cord, wool, camel hair, wool fabric, silk thread
Plate: Porcelain with overglaze enamel (China paint) and rainbow luster overglaze, Runner:51 1/2 x 29 7/8 in. (130.8 x 75.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10-PS-14. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 2002.10-PS-14_runner_PS1.jpg)
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Was Marcella an actual living person?
She was! Marcella was a Roman noblewoman who was canonized for her role in the founding of monasticism.