King's Pote 170 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
16 lines per page.
Ruled in black-outlined gold. Gold separates every hemistich.
Script: shikasta. Quality: Neat. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1v: an illuminated sarlauh in gold and burgundy; interlinear gold; floral decorations in margin (f.1v only). Gold floral patterns in the central column and in separators between the poems throughout.
F.1r: the seal of Polier (1181). Many marginal notes (often in the scribe's hand) frequently smudged due to water damage.
Reddish brown, European style. Plain leather doublures. Decorations: Gold inlaid turanj with two pendants, corner pieces and an outer border of cartouches and corner pieces. Dimensions: 24 × 13.5 × 3.3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 398.
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