King's Pote 81(1) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: 1197 / 1783 Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: Box labelled 81(1). 81(1) is a distinct work from 81(2) - the Polier numbers on the covers are different: 161 and 182.
Note concerning work: A history of Kashmir from the earliest times to its conquest by the Emperor Akbar.
15 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Red and black rubrications. Catchwords.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: Clear. Scribe: Anonymous.
Flyleaf: a note says composed in 1027 in the reign of Jahangir.
Plain leather, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked: "G.R."). Dimensions: 23.5 × 20.5 × 2.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 161.
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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