King's Pote 84 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: 1127 / 1715 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: A chronogram on the final folio provides the date: 1127.
Note concerning work: Memoirs of the reign of Humāyūn. Work begun in 995/1586.
17 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: eight seals with possession notes, including Polier's seal (1181). Numerous regnal dates (including year 22) presumably during the reign of Muḥammad Shāh (r. 1719 – 1748).
Plain brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Decorations: The spine is embossed: "TARIKH JAUHAR AFTABCHI". Dimensions: 21.3 × 13.8 × 3 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 166.
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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