King's Pote 61 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning work: Persian version of the Sanskrit Vetāla-pañchavim gaika or Vetala Pancavimsati or Vaitala Pachisi – 25 tales of a demon told to Vikramāditya Śakāri. Of a similar genre is the Singhāsan Battīsī, which is found in King's 221.
15 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Plain brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures watermarked. Dimensions: 23 × 20.3 × 1.7 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 89.
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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