Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 313 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Qūt al-Qulūb.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: (a note after the colophon is dated 1135 but the manuscript was copied long before that).


Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL I.200; GAL Supp. I.359-360
A descriptive list of the Arabic manuscripts acquired by the Trustees of the British Museum since 1894, A. G. Ellis and E. Edwards (1912) p.9 [BL Or. 7726]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 406 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 26.2 × 18.3 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19 × 1.7 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.


27 lines per page.

Ruled in gold and lapis. Rubrications in red.


Script: Naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.


Brown leather, Indian style. An inlayed metal turanj , pendants and corner pieces with a silver painted frame. Plain leather doublures. Dimensions: 25.6 × 17.5 × 4.7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 848.


Origin: Undated.

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.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on D.S. Margoliouth, Catalogue of the Oriental Manuscripts in the Library of Eton College, Oxford, 1904 enhanced with additional descriptions and corrections by Shiva Mihan.


All manuscripts of the Pote Collection are on permanent loan at Cambridge University Library. Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures consult Cambridge University Library. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Funding of Cataloguing

Eton College



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