Eton Pote 338 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Place: Jhajhar Date: Monday 15 Safar 1104 / 26 Oct 1692 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: A marginal note indicates the manuscript was copied by Muḥammad ibn Dūst Muḥammad ʿAbbāsī.
21 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.
F.1r: seal of Polier (1181).
Brown leather, Indian style. Gold inlayed turanj , pendants and corner pieces. Silver patterned paper doublures. Condition: The upper board is detached. The spine is disintegrating. Dimensions: 31.2 × 19 × 5.3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 914.
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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