King's Pote 171 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
17 lines per page.
Ff.1v-2r: ruled in gold, green, gold and blue. Remainder ruled in double red with a blue outer. Red rubrications. Catchwords.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1v: an illuminated sarlauh in gold and blue with flowers and lighter blue cloud islimi.
F.1r: the seal of Polier and another smeared seal on the reverse of the original textblock. A smeared seal alongside the colophon.
Plain dark brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 26.6 × 14.6 × 5.3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 402.
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