Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 19 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Akhlāq-i Nāṣirī.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: 26 Dhū al-Qaʿdah year 19 of some ruler.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 139 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 23.5 × 11.6 cm.
Dimensions (written): 18.8 × 8 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.


Worm damage.


19 lines per page.

Ruled in double red with a blue outer. First opening ruled in double red, blue, gold and lapis. Red rubrications. Catchwords.


Script: shikasta. Scribe: Anonymous.


F.1v: an illuminated sarlauh (Indian style) in gold and blue.


Signs of collation.


Reddish brown leather, Indian style. Marbled paper doublures. Decorations: Pressure moulded central turanj with 2 small pendants. Condition: The spine and the edges have been repaired. Dimensions: 23.5 × 11.8 × 1.8 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 13.


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


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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