King's Pote 138(3) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Place: Ahmadnagar Date: Start of Ramaḍān, 966 / 1558-9 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: The colophon on f.446 containing this date is in a different hand. The colophon states the manuscript was copied in the court for Khwājah Sulṭān Ḥasan Sabzavārī.
Note concerning manuscript: Contains all 4 parts of volume 3.
Note concerning work: Persian history and biography, completed in 930/1524 (in ten volumes).
27 lines per page.
Not ruled. Red rubrications. Catchwords.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
European style reddish brown leather. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 28.5 × 19.2 × 6.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 7.
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
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