Eton Pote 307(1) (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Monday 26 Jumādā I 974 / 9 Dec 1566 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: An earlier internal colophon after the first part is dated later, 1078.
Note concerning manuscript: First part in another hand and dated later (1078). Some folios (e.g. f.89) are replacements in another hand.
29 (16 in first part) lines per page.
The first part is not ruled. Later folios are ruled in gold and black. Rubrications in gold and in red.
Script: naskh. Quality: (first part, which is dated later, is innasta_liq). Scribe: Anonymous.
F.??v (start of second part): illuminated sarlauh .
Flyleaf: inspection note (Rabīʿ II 1081). F.1r: seal (Amjad Khan, devotee of Shāh ʿĀlam); inspection notes (2 Jumādā II, 1088; 27 Ramaḍān, year 31; 7 Shaʿbān, 1101; 28 Shaʿbān, year 4; 5 Rabīʿ II year 5). Prior to second part: an unusual seal with Greek or cryptic letters alongside purchase note (Ahmadabad, Gujarat, 360 rupees, in 1040, signed Muḥammad al-Ḥusaynī al-Shāfiʿī al-Madanī); purchase note (Rabīʿ II 1076, Jahanabad, signed Jalāl b. Sharaf al-dīn ʿAlī al-Lārī).
Signs of collation (a note indicates collated in 1078).
Dark brown leather, Indian style. A gold inlayed turanj , pendants and corner pieces. Plain leather doublures. Dimensions: 26.7 × 17 × 7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 830 (?).
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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