Lala de Cizique

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Lala de Cizique (Greek: Λάλα) was a Greek woman from Cyzicus who may be the first manuscript illuminator known by name. She "painted on ivory and on parchment in Rome during the first Christian century".[1]

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  1. ^ Addison, Julia de Wolf Gibbs (1921). Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages: A description of Mediaeval workmanship in several of the departments of applied art, together with some account of special artisans in the Early Renaissance. L. C. Page & Company. pp. 341–342. Retrieved 17 August 2012.