King's Pote 219 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: Niẓām al-Mulk, the great minister.
Colophon further notes: The same scribe penned Eton 412 in the same year (another work by the same author).
11 lines per page.
Ruled in black outlined gold. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
F.1v: an illuminated sarlauh in gold and lapis; intertextual gold.
A seal is repeated on f.358r and on f.358v (Sayyid Muḥsin al-dīn Khān, 174).
Plain brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked). Dimensions: 21.8 × 11.7 × 3.8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 548.
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