Iluminované rukopisy v Stadtbibliothek v Budyšíně
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS IN THE MUNICIPAL LIBRARY IN BAUTZEN
The Municipal Library in Bautzen houses a lot of Czech manuscripts which are dealt with by special literature, but the illuminations of which are known very scarcely. The decoration of the collection of work by Jan Hus (Ms. fol. 51) can be narrowed to the middle of the 15th century; the present date of 1412 is based on an entry in fol. 137v and is untenable because it is the text, not the decoration which came into existence in this year. The depictions - the figural and the heraldic ones - were added to the manuscripts supplementally; it is probably a picture of Jan Hus mounting the pulpit and a coat of arms of a member of the Hroznata family, maybe of the Kladruby abbot Busek of Vrtba or of the front warrior of the Catholic Side, Burian of Gutstejn. The collection of theological-juridical texts (Ms. fol. 56) contains moreover yearly records; only one text item (Reci besedni) can be attributed to Tomas Stitny of Stitne. The decoration of the codex is limited only to one fi gural illumination and one ornamental initial. Its style is quite advanced; it can most likely be dated to the 1470s.
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