King's Pote 33(1) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Ramaḍān 1063 (year 27 of Shah Jahan) / Sep 1653 Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: Note on f.1r: Iqbal-nameh, the first 2 of 3 volumes; composed by Muhammad Sharif, known as Mu'tamid Khan.
23 lines per page.
Ruled in double red and black outer.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
Black or dark brown leather, European style. Plain red leather doublures. Decorations: Gold inlaid turanj with pendants above and below; corner piece. Condition: A very tight binding. Dimensions: 32.7 × 19 × 4.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 25.
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