Eton Pote 272 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon further notes: Copied on the order of Asad Begh.
21 lines per page.
Ruled in yellow and black with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.
F.1r: seal of Polier (1181); purchase note (55 rupees); purchase note (Muḥarram year 39, 1107) with circular seal Faḍāyil Khān, slave of ʿĀlamgīr); another seal (Rashid Khān Ḥusaynī, 1118).
Brown leather, Indian style. Pressure molded turanj and pendants. Ochre paper doublures. Condition: The boards are almost separated. Dimensions: 30.1 × 18.7 × 5.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 699.
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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