Krumlov Codex, Hussite, Bohemia, c.1420
Mirror of Redemption
Krumauer-Bildercodex
Krumlovsky Kodex
Liber Depictus
Krumlovském obrazovém kodexu

Austrian National Library (Code 370)




Krumlov Codex: Knight



Krumlov Codex: David
Hic princeps Borivoy transit aliam provinciam pro uxore Hic princeps Borzivoy cum uxore sua Ludmila adorant ydola Hic princeps Boriwoy ducit uxorem nomine Ludmilam Hic ambo babtizantur cum plebe sibi subiecta
Hic nati sunt eis tres filii et tres filie Hic filius Borizivoy Spitigneus regnat devotus in Cristo et congregat sacerdotes et clericos Hic princeps Borzywoy mortuus Hic Spitigneus mortuus est
Hic secundus filius Wracizlaus regnat Hic Wracizlaus duxit uxorem nomine Dragomir
Hic Wracizlaus cum DragomirHic filii duo, sanctus Wencezlaus et Boleslaus
Hic sancta Ludmila orat
Krumlov Codex: folios 44v & 45r

Hic sancta Ludmila consolatrix pauperum Hic dux Wracizlaus mortuus est Hic sanctus Wencezlaus regnum patris accepit

Krumlov Codex: folios 45v & 46r




Krumlov Codex: folio 63r



Zločin a Trest (Czech)
Crime and Punishment

Krumlov Codex: folios 152v & 153r, St. Oldrich


Krumlov Codex: folios 153v & 154r, St. Oldrich


Krumlov Codex: folios 154v & 155r, St. Oldrich

Krumlov Codex: St. Vitus

Krumlov Codex: Nativity

Krumlov Codex
Images from the facsimile edition



The book called Liber depictus from the Krumlov Minorite and Clarise Monastery belongs to a number of rare Krumlov monuments, which Český Krumlov left behind in various circumstances. When the Emperor Joseph II abolished monasteries in the second half of the 18th century, the book Liber depictus was transported to Vienna, where it is still deposited in the Austrian National Library under the signature 370 and it is one of the most precious monuments of the collection of manuscripts there.

The medieval 172-page book was created in the mid-14th century and contains the Bible of the Poor, two moralistic parables and thirty legends. On the cover page of the manuscript is depicted the Virgin Mary with the body of Christ, which symbolizes here the connection with the monastery in Český Krumlov, which was dedicated to "the honour of the body of Christ and the famous Virgin Mary". The founders of the monastery were Rosenbergs, and most likely they had the manuscript made and donated to the monastery. The Krumlov manuscript's fame was earned, in particular, by not telling biblical stories and the lives of the saints by word but by picture.
Source: National Heritage Institute, Czech Republic
Reconstructions based on the Krumlov Codex, Hussite, Bohemia



See also Jan Zizka leading his troops, Göttingen Codex, Hussite, late 15th century Bohemia.
Jan Zizka leading his troops, Jena Codex, Hussite, early 16th century Bohemia.
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