Eton Pote 277 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Place: Herat Date: 5 Shaʿbān 877 / 5 Jan 1473 Scribe: Anonymous.
21 lines per page.
Ruled in gold with a blue outer. 3 columns for verse. Rubrications in gold (in riqāʿ script).
Script: early nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1v: illuminated sarlauh . The verso of the first folio contains an offset in grey and brown (grey on the recto).
F.1r: 2 faint seals. f.189v: seal (ʿAbd al-Bāqī, 965). F.415r: 13 seals (Ismāʿīl, slave of Shāh Jahān, 1049; oval in kufic, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān; square, 1149); a dated birthday note (Saturday 7 Ramaḍān, 960).
Dark brown leather, Indian style. A gold inlayed turanj , pendants and corner pieces. Plain leather doublures. Dimensions: 24.5 × 15.5 × 5.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 726.
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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