King's Pote 175 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: 27 Jumādā II, year 10 (meaning perhaps 1010 or year 10 of some reign).
19 lines per page.
Ff.1v-2r: ruled in green and gold with a black outer. Thereafter ruled in double red with a blue outer. 2 columns (verse) ruled in red. Catchwords.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1v: an illuminated sarlauh in gold, red, white, green.
F.1r: an erased seal.
Brown leather binding, Indian style, with an envelope flap. Marbled paper doublures, similarly the inside of the flap. Decorations: Inlaid turanj, two pendants and corner pieces. The flap has a lozenge and two corner pieces with a plain spine. Condition: The spine is torn and separated from the text block. Dimensions: 27 × 15.2 × 5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 391.
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