King's Pote 151 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon further notes: Copied from a copy of the original ms of Shaykh ʿAbd al-Laṭīf.
Note concerning manuscript: A high quality manuscript in terms of production, textual content and provenance.
Note concerning work: Composed in 524-5/1130-1.
First preface ending with a note stating the title and author and the date of it's composition and copying as 1038.
with folio numbers, created by the same hand who wrote the Preface
a note saying this is not found in many manuscript but is added here.
f. 18v. completed 1040.
Another detailed table of contents
in red with folio numbers in black.
19 - 21 lines per page.
The prefaces are not ruled. The main text is ruled in sparkling gold with a lapis outer. Red rubrications.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: Beautiful. (Qur’anic verses are in naskh. The hand of the main text seems to be the same as that of earlier parts of the codex.). Scribe: Saʿd Allāh Ibrāhīm-ābādī سعد الله ابراهيم آبادى.
Illuminated heading ( sarlauh ) at start of main text (f.32v).
Marginal comments throughout (mostly marked لط – presumably for ʿAbd al-Laṭīf).
Dark red leather. Doublures: reddish plain leather. Decorations: Pressure moulded designs. A rectangular frame containing floral designs; a central turanj with 2 pendants above and 2 below, and corner pieces, all decorated with flowers (the inner pendants contain inscriptions: عاقبت بخير باد). The upper and lower boards are identical. The doublures have silver rulings. Dimensions: 25.8 × 14.3 × 4.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 322.
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