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Illustration from the
King Wenceslas IV Bible
Bible krále Václava IV
A siege, in Part III
Bible krále Václava IV. Část III
The Wenceslas Bible (German: Wenzelsbibel) or the Bible of Wenceslaus IV (Czech: Bible Václava IV.) is a six-volume illuminated manuscript written in German.
The manuscript was commissioned by King Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia.
The translation from Latin Vulgate was commissioned by a wealthy burgher of Prague, Martin Rotlev, about 1375–1380.
Next: A prisoner and guards before a ruler, in Part III
Held by the Austrian National Library (Cod. 2759–64).
Back to Bohemian soldiers portrayed in the King Wenceslas IV Bible
Spearmen in gambesons and pavisies are referenced in BOHEMIAN INFANTRYMAN c.1400 in Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume 2 by Ian Heath