Eton Pote 288 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
13 lines per page.
Ruled in gold, double red and blue on the first opening (with interlinear gold). After that, ruled in double red with a blue outer. Two columns. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1v: illuminated sarlauh (Indian stlye): gold, blue, red and bright green. Numerous illustrations generally wider than the text block. F.13r. F.17r. F.20r. F.21v. F.23r. F.27r. F.29r. F.32r. F.33v. F.35r. F.36v. F.37v. F.39v. f.42r. f.47r. f.48v. f.50r. f.51r. f.65v. f.66r. f.68r. F.70r. Margins of f.70v. F.71r. f.74r. Margins of f.76v. f.80v. f.83v. f.88r.
F.1r: seal of Polier (1181) and two others.
Reddish brown and dark brown leather, Indian style. A gold inlayed turanj , pendants and corner pieces with a frame ruled in silver. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 20 × 13 × 1.2 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 744.
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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