Codex Vyssegradensis

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Codex Vyšehradensis

The Codex Vyssegradensis (Czech Codex vyšehradský , Codex from Vyšehrad , also coronation evangelist Vratislavs II. ) Is an illustrated pericope book . It was created around 1085 on the occasion of the first Bohemian royal coronation. The codex consists of 108 parchment sheets in the format 41.5 cm × 34 cm and is considered the most important illuminated manuscript of the 11th century in the Czech Republic . It belongs to the national cultural heritage of the country and is in the National and University Library in Prague , call number Ms. XIV, A 13.

It is unclear where and by whom the manuscript was made. The illustrations show clear influences from the painting school of the Sankt Emmeram monastery in Regensburg . It was probably created in a Bohemian monastery called the Miniator School of Prague . It is very similar to the Codex Aureus Pultoviensis . The Codex aureus Gnesnensis , the St. Vitus Evangelistary of the Prague Metropolitan Chapter and the Evangelistary from Zábdrvice were also created there.


  • Georg Reimann and Horst Büttner, Medieval Illumination , (with illustrations), 1962

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Individual evidence

  1. Georg Reimann and Horst Büttner, Medieval book painting , p. 36, 1962
  2. Georg Reimann and Horst Büttner, Medieval book painting , pp. 16–17, 1962