Valuable manuscript returned to Prague

The parchment almost 450 years old was shown yesterday for a short time in one of the branches of Uniqa insurance company in Evropska street. The value of the parchment is about one million CZK.

The illustrated manuscript Chronicle of St Wenceslas is a copy of St Wenceslas pictorial series from the Chapel of St Wenceslas in St Vitus Cathedral in Prague. It was probably made by Matyas Hutsky of Krivoklat at the request of Rudolf II.

Another copy is kept in the Austrian Natinal Library. Uniqa insurance company plans to display the manuscript in the future, even though it is not complete, several pages are missing. The manuscript was long the property of American collector Lehmann.

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