King's Pote 29 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: Nūr al-Dīn Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh was physician to ʿAyn al-Mulk Shīrāzī.
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: A chronogram date, "38", seems to relate to the date of composition (1038).
Note concerning work: Treatise on pharmacology and materia medica. Written 1038/1628-9, dedicated to Shāh Jahān.
23-24 lines per page.
Not ruled. Red rubrications.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
Flyleaf: a seal (1175, Ghulām Nabī Khān). Following the colophon there are more than 2 pages of notes.
Suede, light tan leather, European style, with marbled paper on boards. Dimensions: 25.2 × 16.4 × 1.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 45.
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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