King's Pote 105(1) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: On box: 105(1).
Note concerning work: The Arabic original is not known to exist, and the book is only known through the Persian version made in 596/1199 by Muḥammad al-Mustawfī al-Ḥirawī.
25 lines per page.
Ruled in double red. Red rubrications. Catchwords.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: Poor. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1v: a very simple decorated sarlauh (in red ink).
Flyleaf: a note dated 1138. F.1r: six seals with numerous notes.
Brown leather binding, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 28 × 19.2 × 5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 155.
Provenance and Acquisition
The "Pote Collection" arrived in England from India in 1790 and was divided between the Colleges of Eton and King's, Cambridge, with the first half alphabetically going to King's. Both halves of the collection are now housed in Cambridge University Library on permanent loan. Most if not all of the manuscripts had previously been owned by Colonel Antoine-Louis Henri Polier (1741–1795).
Gift of Edward Ephraim Pote (d.1832) in 1788.
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Funding of Cataloguing
King's College Cambridge