King's Pote 188 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: This ms, foliated ff.95-559, is the second part of four in the same hand and format including: Eton Pote 317 (first part, ff.1-94); Eton Pote 435 (third part, ff.560-647); King's Pote 124 (fourth part, ff.648-772).
15 lines per page.
Not ruled. Catchwords.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
Plain reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked). Decorations: The spine is embossed: "Book of Odes by Muhammed Ali Khazen". Dimensions: 30.6 × 18.2 × 6.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 901.
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