King's Pote 21 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon further notes: Copied for Khwājah Zayn al-dīn al-Tūrānī.
13-16 lines per page.
Not ruled. Red rubrications.
F.1r: 3 seals, 2 of which are Polier's (1181), the other is Khwājah Zayn al-dīn's (in the colophon he is named more fully: al-Tūrānī - the manuscript was copied for him). The manuscript contains numerous marginal notes.
European style, red leather. Doublures marbled paper. Decorations: Gold corner pieces, turanj and pendants (floral motifs). Dimensions: 23.5 × 15.3 × 5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 38.
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