King's Pote 31(2) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: 6 Rabīʿ I, 1108 / 3 Oct 1696 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: Strangely, this final colophon (f.219v) is dated earlier than an internal colophon (f.135r): 14 Rabīʿ II 1108 / 10 Nov 1696. That internal colophon date is also stated to be year 39 of ʿĀlamgīr (i.e. Aurangzeb) which is inconsistent when compared to the colophon of volume 1 (1107, year 40).
25 lines per page.
Ruled in red either side of blue (first opening: red, gold and blue).
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: (same as vol. 1). Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1v: an illuminated sarlauh .
Flyleaf: an English note in the hand of Henry Bradshaw gives details of the collation (of quires). Flyleaf: the seal of Polier (1181).
Reddish brown leather, Indian style. Doublures: plain leather. Decorations: Pressure-moulded turanj with 2 pendants. Condition: The binding is detached (in need of repair). Dimensions: 35.2 × 19.5 × 3 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 26+.
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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