King's Pote 241 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Place: Nakur, Ijmir Date: 2 Ramaḍān 1130 / 30 Jul 1718 Scribe: Muḥammad Zamān ibn Muḥammad Kabīr ibn Shaykh Ḥusām al-dīn Qurayshī محمد زمان ولد محمد كبير بن شيخ حسام الدين قريشى .
Colophon further notes: The scribe's full name and the place of copying is given in an internal colophon on f.102r. F.1v (preface) says composed in 1084 (Muḥammad Riżā).
Note concerning manuscript: Each daftar has it own colophon (f.102r; f.143v; f.181r; f.202r; f.223r; f.246v).
Note concerning work: Commentary composed in 1084/1673-4.
21 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Muḥammad Zamān ibn Muḥammad Kabīr ibn Shaykh Ḥusām al-dīn Qurayshī محمد زمان ولد محمد كبير بن شيخ حسام الدين قريشى.
F.1r: a seal (Muḥammad Bāqir ʿAlawī, 1135) and a note dated 1187. Also a table of contents with folio numbers.
Light tan suede, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked: C. TAYLOR" and "G.R." with post-horn and crown). Dimensions: 30.2 × 17.7 × 4 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 605.
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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