King's Pote 189 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
15 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red and blue. Catchwords.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: the seal of Polier (1181) and five notes. F.1v: a long note above the bismillah (concerning the author who died in 688).
Plain reddish brown leather, Indian style. Plain paper doublures. Condition: The spine is coming away from the text block. The text block is split at f.9. Dimensions: 22 × 14.2 × 3.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 451.
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