Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 172 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Dīvān Ṭālib Āmulī. 1 copy of Dīvān Ṭālib Āmulī.
1.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Muḥammad Shafīʿ Qurayshī Multānī محد شفيع قريشى ملتانى .

Colophon further notes: Signed at the end of the second work.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.679b [BL Add. 5630]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.462
2.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Muḥammad Shafīʿ Qurayshī Multānī محد شفيع قريشى ملتانى .

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.679b [BL Add. 5630]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.462

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Multiple colours from cream to pink to green.
Extent: c. 150 + c. 200 = c. 350 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 2 × 12.8 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14.3 × 7.2 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.

Condition

Remargined at the start and the end.

Layout

17 lines per page.

First 8 folios ruled in black-outlined gold with a blue outer. Thereafter ruled in double red with blue. Catchwords.

Hand(s)

Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: Good. Scribe: Muḥammad Shafīʿ Qurayshī Multānī محد شفيع قريشى ملتانى.

Decoration

F.1v: an illuminated sarlauh in gold, blue, red, burgundy.

Additions:

F.1r: the name of ʿIbād Allāh (perhaps the person whose seal dated 1188 is often found in Polier's mss).

Binding

Reddish brown leather with lighter brown spine, Indian style. Plain paper doublures. Condition: The spine is separating from the textblock. There is a break in the text block around halfway through resulting in at least one loose folio (at the start of the second work). In need of repair. Dimensions: 21.9 × 12.6 × 5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 399.

History

Origin: Undated.

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.

Record Sources

Availability

All manuscripts of the Pote Collection are on permanent loan at Cambridge University Library. Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures consult Cambridge University Library. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Funding of Cataloguing

King's College Cambridge


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