King's Pote 88(3) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: On box: 88(3).
23 lines per page.
Not ruled. Red rubrications. Catchwords.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: Fair. Scribe: Anonymous.
Last flyleaf: two seals: Polier's (1181) and that of al-Qādir (1057) with an inspection note dated 12 Dhū al-Ḥijjah, year 1 of ʿĀlamgīr’s reign (purchased from the heirs of Mirzā Ṣāḥib). F.1r: seal (Yā Muḥammad, 1120?) with a long note dated 28 Jumādā I 1157, written by Mirzā Muḥammad b. Muʿtamid Khān, stating that the manuscript has been collated. The manuscript contains marginal notes.
Reddish brown leather, European style. Condition: The binding is slightly loose. Dimensions: 23.3 × 16.4 × 1.5 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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