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Illustration from the
King Wenceslas IV Bible
Bible krále Václava IV
Spearmen with shields, in Part VI
Bible krále Václava IV. Část VI
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.
The beginning: A king, prisoners and guards, in Part I
Held by the Austrian National Library (Cod. 2759–64).
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