King's Pote 15 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Before 989 / before 1581 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: A chronogram on the final folio indicates the date of completion of the work: 900/1494-5. The date 989 (1581) was added later after an erased section.
Note concerning manuscript: Ff.5-6: table of contents with page-numbered entries.
17 lines per page.
Not ruled. Red rubrications.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.129: a circular seal in the margin (the slave of the court, Sayyid Jalāl b. Sayyid Ḥusayn).
Marbled paper on cardboard with dark brown spine. Plain paper doublures. Condition: Water damage. Dimensions: 22.8 × 13.2 × 2.2 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 11.
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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