King's Pote 158 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: beginning of Rajab 1200 / May 1786 Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning work: A history of the reign of ʿAlā al-dīn Muḥammad Shāh Khiljī, from his accession to 711/1311.
15 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a black outer. Red rubrications. Catchwords.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
Marbled paper on suede, European style. Plain European paper doublures (watermarked). Condition: Damage to one corner. Dimensions: 24.3 × 16.2 × 1.7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 368.
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