King's Pote 235 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: Early Shawwāl, 807, and Samarqand are the date and place of composition.
Note concerning manuscript: The first 10 folios are replacements in another hand. F.341 marks a change of hand.
21 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrication in large bold black and black overlining. Catchwords.
Script: naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.
Many marginal notes.
Signs of collation.
Reddish brown leather, Indian style, with an envelope flap. Plain leather doublures. Decorations: Moulded turanj, two pendants and corner pieces. A pendant with two corner pieces on the flap. Condition: Damage to the flap. Dimensions: 23.7 × 13.5 × 7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 616.
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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