King's Pote 94(2) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: c. 1196 / c. 1782 Scribe: Muḥammad Bakhsh, poetically named Āshūb (d. 1784-5) محمد بخش، آشوب .
Colophon further notes: A note at the end states that the writer of these pages is Muḥammad Bakhsh. The author is the scribe.
Note concerning manuscript: On box: 94(2).
18 lines per page.
Not ruled. Red rubrications.
Script: shikasta. Scribe: Muḥammad Bakhsh, poetically named Āshūb (d. 1784-5) محمد بخش، آشوب.
The manuscript contais marginal notes in black and red (not in Persian).
Light brown leather, Indian style. Plain leather doublures. Decorations: A painted silver frame. Dimensions: 20.8 × 11.5 × 2 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 153.
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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