Eton Pote 263 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Friday 6 Dhū-l-Qaʿdah 987 / 25 Dec 1579 Scribe: Ṣāliḥ ibn Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-Jarāyirī صالح بن محمد بن صالح الجرايرى . Scribe: ʿAlī Naqī Niʿmat Allāhī (fl. 1560-80) على نقى نعمت اللهى .
Colophon further notes: The first scribe's name and date occur at an internal colophon. The second scribe's name (ʿAlī Naqī) appears very much as it does in King's Pote 228 (dated 967/1560) - a commentary upon another work of Ibn Sīnā, his Qānūn.
31 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
F.3r: illuminated sarlauh above a large block of gold ruled in gold and blue covering text in large calligraphic lettering. (Title states this is the Shifa of Ibn Sina) . The codex contains numerous diagrams.
Dark brown leather, Indian style. Thick paper doublures. Condition: The original darker worm-damaged binding has been pasted onto the later binding. Dimensions: 35 × 24.5 × 8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 617.
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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