King's Pote 76 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: Al-Farāhī died in Herat.
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning work: A history of the Prophet Muḥammad.
19 lines per page.
Not ruled until Conclusion on ff.442-49 which is ruled in gold. Red rubrications.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: Neat. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.442v (start of the conclusion): an illuminated sarlauh in gold, green, reds and blue.
Brown leather, Indian style. Plain leather doublures. Decorations: Pressure moulded turanj, pendants and corner-pieces. Condition: Worm damage and tearing to the lower board. The spine has been repaired but is again damaged (it is separated). Dimensions: 29 × 16.7 × 6.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 151.
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
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