King's Pote 79 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: 1094 (?) / 1683-4 (?) Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: The colophon provides only: '94'.
15 lines per page.
The first opening is ruled in gold with a blue outer (with gold flowers in the margins). Thereafter pages are ruled in gold with green and lapis. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: Fine. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1v: an illuminated sarlauh (gold, blue, red, green).
Some erased seals.
Plain leather, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked). Dimensions: 24.2 × 14.5 × 4 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 146.
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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