King's Pote 163 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: Salīm of Tihrān was one of the poet's of Shāhjahān.
Colophon details: Date: 10 Rabīʿ I 1081 / 28 Jul 1670 Scribe: Anonymous.
15 lines per page.
Not ruled. Red rubrications.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: five erased seals.
Brown leather with a lighter brown spine, Indian style. Dark leather doublures. Decorations: Doublures: metal inlaid central turanj with silver rulings. Condition: The doublures are torn at the corners. Dimensions: 20.8 × 11.5 × 5.1 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 396.
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