Eton Pote 331 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Place: Bardawan Date: 4 Dhū-l-Qaʿdah 1105 / 27 Jun 1694 Scribe: Muḥammad Ḥusayn ibn Muḥammad Qāsim al-Ḥusaynī Lāhijānī al-Gīlānī محمد حسين بن محمد قاسم الحسينى لاهجانى الگيلانى .
Colophon further notes: The scribe's name and the date appear at an internal colophon around halfway through. Commissioned by ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Khān ibn Islām Khān.
Note concerning manuscript: Codex contains many different items. Margoliouth broke it into two. Polier's title for the entire codex is Kulliyat Awrad Imamīya}.
Colophon details: Date: Saturday 18 Dhū-l-Qaʿdah 1100 / 3 Sep 1689; 9 Jumādā I 1105 / 6 Jan 1694 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: The first date is at a second internal colophon.
20 lines per page.
The first opening is ruled in gold and blue. Later folios are ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
F.1v: sarlauh .
Reddish brown leather, Indian style. Inlayed turanj and two pendants. Frames painted in silver. Marbled paper doublures. Condition: The lower board is detached. Dimensions: 22.5 × 13 × 4.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 898.
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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