Eton Pote 307(2) (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Note concerning manuscript: Ff.4r-5v: 3 page preface in hand of scribe.
31 lines per page.
Ruled in gold and lapis with a gold frame to the margin.
F.4r: central gold circle behind text on first folio. F.6r: shamsa with other illuminations (pendants, corner pieces; band of gold at top apparently covering a circular seal). F.1r (ruled but blank) appears to have an offset from f.6r which suggests rebinding at some point). F.6v illuminated sarlauh ). FInal folio: illuminated shamsa with pendants and cornerpieces.
3rd folio: purchase note (1250 rupees). 4th folio: purchase note (10 Shawwāl 1080; 1550 rupees); another purchase note (20 Shawwāl 1140; 1500 rupees). Marginal notes throughout.
Marks of sahha, and marginal corrections in hand of scribe.
Brown leather, Indian style. A stamped inlayed turanj , pendants and corner pieces. Plain leather doublures. Condition: Upper board is detached. The spine is split. Some folios are detached. In urgent need of conservation. Dimensions: 19.2 × 10 × 6 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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