King's Pote 7 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: The final page (on different paper in a different hand) bears a chronogram for the date 1054. If the title اخلاق پادشاهى is a chronogram, the associated date is 1055, which Ethé took to be the date of composition.
Note concerning work: A work on adab (ethics) for rulers. Very likely the same work as in BL Or. 6694/2 (same title, same date of composition, 1055/1645-6).
14 lines per page.
Not ruled. Red rubrications. Catchwords.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: Ordinary. Scribe: Anonymous.
Flyleaf: an English note in the hand of Henry Bradshaw gives details of the collation (of quires). F.1r: notes. F.1v: a seal dated 1103 (alongside the bismillah).
Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 29.5 × 17 × 2.2 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 12.
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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