Eton Pote 266 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
21 lines per page.
Ruled in red and gold with a blue outer. The margins are framed in gold. Rubrications in red.
F.1r illuminated shamsa. F.1v: illuminated sarlauh . Ff.1v-2r: interlinear gold with dots in red, blue, etc (also floral decorations in the margin).
F.1r: seal of Poler (1181) and one other seal.
Light brown leather, Indian style with flap. Leather doublures. Decorated with gold and silver paint and with silver paint on the inside of the flap and on the doublures. Dimensions: 24.5 × 15.3 × 4.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 666.
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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