Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 62(2) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Bhāgavad-Gītā (prose translation into Persian).
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 17 Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1194 / 14 Nov 1780 Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 200 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 28.5 × 17 cm.
Dimensions (written): 23 × 12.5 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.

Layout

13 lines per page.

Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.

Hand(s)

Script: shikasta. Scribe: Anonymous.

Binding

Marbled paper on suede with a suede spine, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked). Dimensions: 29.3 × 17.3 × 2.8 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 103.

History

Origin: 17 Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1194 AH; 14 Nov 1780 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

Bibliography

    Work in multiple volumes bearing the class-marks: 62(1), 62(2).

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