Eton Pote 261 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Year 46 [also: Muḥammad ʿArab, year 1027] Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: Contains interlinear Persian translations for difficult words.
9 lines per page.
Ruled in black-outlined gold with a lapis outer. Rubrications in red and in gold (prior to each hadith).
Script: naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1v has illuminated sarlauh in lapis, gold and green.
Ownership note dated 20 Jumādā I 1161: bought for 3 rupees.
Marbled paper with a leather spine, Indian style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 19 × 12.5 × 2.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 613.
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 second half alphabetically going to Eton. 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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