King's Pote 88(1) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: Work completed on 23rd Rabīʿ I 1027.
Note concerning manuscript: On box: 88(1).
15 lines per page.
Ruled in red, gold, black and blue.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: Good. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1v: an illuminated sarlauh (gold , blue, black, red).
F.1r: three seals including those of Polier and Ashraf Khān Murīd Shāh ʿĀlamgīr, 1072. The third: Muḥammad Aḥsan Allāh Khān, 1163 (who bought the ms on 19 Shawwāl, yr 4 of Aḥmad Shāhī, i.e. 1164).
Brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 30.7 × 17.7 × 6.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 189.
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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