Eton Pote 315 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: The date on the final folio in another hand is probably the date of collation (1189).
14 lines per page.
Ruled in double red. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: seal of Mīr Abū ʿAlī Khān Bahādur (1134?). Inspection note dated 4 Rajab 1187.
Note on f.1r indicates has been collated (date on f.90v in another hand: 16 Dhū-l-Ḥijjah 1189).
Reddish brown leather, Indian style. An inlayed turanj and two pendants. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 23.4 × 14.5 × 1.3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 839.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on the availability of this manuscript
Funding of Cataloguing