16th century manuscript centerpiece of Saint Wenceslas exhibit

The Life and Suffering of Saint Wenceslas, a 16th century manuscript, is the centerpiece of a small exhibit of celebrating the life of the Czech Republic's patron saint, Prince Wenceslas, at the National Museum until May 2, 2010.

“The exhibition of Saint Wenceslas is not a big one, but it is all the more unique for the splendid items it consists of: beautifully illuminated, late-medieval manuscripts, the rarest of which is the Life and Suffering of Saint Wenceslas which was purchased and lent to us by the UNIQUA insurance company, and a range of unique exhibits from our collection and that of the Austrian National Library,” said museum director Michal Lukeš.