King's Pote 161 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: The author was possibly the royal poet Shāhī, ʿAlī ʿĀdil Shāh II.
12 lines per page.
Ruled in black-outlined gold with a blue outer. 2 columns (verse). Red, blue and gold rubrications.
F.1v: an illuminated sarlauh in gold and blue with multi-coloured flowers. Red pen or gold hatching around rubrications throughout.
F.1r: a smudged seal.Notes concerning codex: In notes held in the King's Archive (attached to a letter dated 16.4.1951), Basil Robinson describes this as "A manuscript of excellent quality dating from the early 16th century.".
Redish brown leather, European style. Salmon pink patterned silk doublures. Enclosed in a red and white striped silk bag. Decorations: Gold patterned central panel with a patterned gold border and a painted gold ruling. Condition: The central panel on the upper board is coming away. Dimensions: 18.6 × 11.8 × 1.6 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 397.
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