King's Pote 191(5) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: 1 Dhū al-Qaʿdah (yr 6) 1006 / 5 Jun 1598 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: 1006 would correspond to year 44 of Akbar.
Note concerning work: Persian history and biography, completed in 930/1524 (in ten volumes).
28 lines per page.
Ff.1v-2r: ruled in gold with a dark blue outer (on new margin); thereafter ruled in doube red with a blue outer (on the new margins which also have a blue frame).
Script: naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1v: an illuminated sarlauh in gold and blue with pink, red, light blue and bright green.
Plain brown leather, Indian style. Plain paper doublures. Decorations: The spine is embossed: "Rauzat al-Safa vol. 5". Dimensions: 26.5 × 15 × 3.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 478.
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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