King's Pote 248(1) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1005 / Jun 1597 Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: F.229r: an internal colophon; f.255r: an internal colophon.
Note concerning work: This commentary is likely that known as al-Mughnī.
20 lines per page.
Not ruled. Red rubrications. Catchwords.
Script: Naskh. Quality: Neat. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: purchased at the end of Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1177.
Signs of collation.
Reddish brown leather, Indian style with an envelope flap. Plain leather doublures. Decorations: A painted gold ruled frame (also on the inside of the flap). Condition: Damage to the spine. The boards are detached. Dimensions: 28 × 16 × 4 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 604.
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