King's Pote 199 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: The author is said to be the well-known Shaykh ʿAlī Ḥazīn (d.1180/1766-7).
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning work: A treatise on the different properties of different animals.
13 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: (Qur'anic verses are in naskh). Scribe: Anonymous.
Reddish brown leather, Indian style. Plain paper doublures. Decorations: Inlaid turanj, two pendants and corner pieces. Dimensions: 19 × 11.1 × 1 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 463.
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