King's Pote 218 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: 9 Jumada II. The year is not provided.
Note concerning work: A collection of Indian songs. Translation dedicated to Shāh Jahān.
10 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a dark blue outer. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: Large. Scribe: Anonymous.
Light tan suede, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 25.1 × 15.6 × 3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 547.
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