Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 60 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Poṭhi Bhāvatī. 1 copy of Poṭhi Chitrāval. 1 copy of Sab Sayā. 1 copy of Fāḍil ʿAlī Prakās.
1. pp.1-401
Language(s): Hindi

Colophon details: Date: Jumādā I, yr 21 of Muḥammad Shāh, i.e. c.1151 / c.1738 Scribe: Zayn ʿAlī Qarvātī زين على قرواتى .

Colophon further notes: F.1r note with date: 3rd Rabīʿ I, year 2.

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2. pp.405-712
Language(s): Hindi

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

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3. pp.717-758
Title: Sab Sayā
Language(s): Hindi

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

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4. pp.765-832
Language(s): Hindi

Colophon details: Place: Shāhjahānābād Date: 8 Ṣafar yr 21 of Muḥammad Shāh, i.e. c.1151 / c.1738 Scribe: Zayn ʿAlī Qarvātī زين على قرواتى .

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 832 pages.
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 12.8 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19 × 9 cm.
Foliation: Paginated.

Layout

18 lines per page.

Not ruled.

Hand(s)

Script: shikasta. Scribe: Zayn ʿAlī Qarvātī زين على قرواتى.

Binding

Brown leather, Indian style. Marbled paper doublures. Decorations: Pressure moulded turanj and two pendants (with traces of paper glued on). Dimensions: 23.5 × 13.5 × 4.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 95.

History

Origin: Jumādā I, yr 21 of Muḥammad Shāh, i.e. c.1151 AH; c.1738 CE Undated. ; Shāhjahānābād; 8 Ṣafar yr 21 of Muḥammad Shāh, i.e. c.1151 AH; c.1738 CE

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.

Record Sources

Availability

All manuscripts of the Pote Collection are on permanent loan at Cambridge University Library. Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures consult Cambridge University Library. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript


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