King's Pote 64 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Place: Hyderabad Date: Year 28 of ʿĀlamgīr, i.e. Aurangzeb, so c.1095 / c.1684 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: Written on the order of Shaykh Muḥammad Ṭāhir b. Khātūn. An English note indicates the equivalent date is 1094-5.
Note concerning work: A history of the Bahmanī and Niẓāmshāhī dynasties from 742-1004 (1341-1595) composed about the latter date.
22-24 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: a seal has been erased. The manuscript contains marginal notes.
Plain leather, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked). Decorations: The spine is embossed: "King's College, Cambridge, Ms. Pote 64". Dimensions: 32 × 18 × 6 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 93.
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