King's Pote 16 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning work: Persian history and biography, completed in 930/1524 (in ten volumes). This manuscript contains that portion of the work dealing with the biography of the Prophet.
17 lines per page.
Not ruled. Red rubrications.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: Begins as nastaʿlīq but later is wild. Scribe: Anonymous.
Signs of collation.
Reddish brown plain leather, European style. Plain European paper doublures. Watermark on lower doublure ("G.R." with horned crown). Dimensions: 22 × 16 × 4.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 44.
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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