Eton Pote 296(1) (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
11 lines per page.
The first opening is ruled in gold; later folios are ruled in double red with a black outer. Rubrications in red.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: Beautiful. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1v: illuminated sarlauh . FF. 1v-2r: interlinear gold.
F.1r: seal of Polier (1196); note (provides author; indicates that includes notes by the great King, in a special hand, presumably meaning Farrukhsiyar [person_48143049] - it is conceivable this copy represents the original royal manuscript). Codex contains numerous notes.
Brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 24 × 13.5 × 3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 790.
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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