King's Pote 3 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: Abū al-Fażl ʿAllāmī was the prime minister of Emperor Akbar.
Colophon further notes: F.253 contains a colophon that is likely a copy of the damaged original.
Note concerning manuscript: 8 folios have been supplied in another hand.
Note concerning work: Epistolary models.
15 lines per page.
Flyleaf: an English note in the hand of Henry Bradshaw gives details of the collation (of quires). F.1r: Polier's seal (1181). F.246: an unusual 8-lobed seal, all but erased.
Collated by scribe - numerous marks of ṣaḥḥa .
Brown leather with gold inlay. Marbled paper doublures. Decorations: Gold inlay: turanj, 2 pendants, 4 corner pieces, decorated with floral designs. Condition: Good. Dimensions: 22.3 × 15.7 × 3 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 27.
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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