King's Pote 243 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: 9 Rajab 1044 / 29 Dec 1634 Scribe: Anonymous.
23 lines per page.
Not ruled. Some red (more black) overlining. Catchwords.
Script: naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.
Plain brown leather with a lighter brown spine, Indian style, with an envelope flap. Cardboard doublures (inside of flap: leather). Decorations: Pressure moulded turanj and pendants; a single pendant on the flap. Condition: Riddled with wormholes. The lower board with the flap is detached. Dimensions: 22.8 × 14 × 1.8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 593.
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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