Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 339 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Kullīyāt Matīn.

Note concerning author: See Marshall p.289 for the author's Diwan.

Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: Seemingly dated by chronogram, but this is possibly the date the Divan was compiled.

References

Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.289

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 250 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 13.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 18 × 9 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.

Layout

15 lines per page.

Ruled in double red (for part of the codex). Rubrications in red.

Hand(s)

Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.

Binding

Dark brown leather, Indian style with inlayed turanj , pendants and corner pieces with floral designs. Red leather doublures. Dimensions: 22.5 × 13 × 4 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 903.

History

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.

Availability

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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