Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 275(1) (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of al-Qurʾān.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: Qur'an followed by prayers in the hand of the scribe.

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 250 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 24.3 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17.5 × 8.5 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.

Condition

Worm damage. Start is missing.

Layout

11 lines per page.

Ruled in double red with a black outer. Rubrications in red.

Hand(s)

Script: naskh. Quality: Beautiful. Scribe: Anonymous.

Binding

Reddish brown leather, Indian style, with a flap. A pressure molded turanj , corner pieces and a frame with a pendant and two cartouches on the flap. Plain leather doublures. Condition: The upper board is coming away. Dimensions: 24 × 15 × 3.7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: (no number found).

History

Origin: Undated.

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.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on D.S. Margoliouth, Catalogue of the Oriental Manuscripts in the Library of Eton College, Oxford, 1904 enhanced with additional descriptions and corrections by Shiva Mihan.

Availability

All manuscripts of the Pote Collection are on permanent loan at Cambridge University Library. Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures consult Cambridge University Library. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

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