Eton Pote 369(1) (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: The ruled margins contain commentary on the text in the central panel.
27 lines per page.
The main text and margins are each ruled in double red with blue. The main text is in four columns. The marginal text is on the diagonal. Rubrications in red.
F.1r: large illuminated sarlauh ; upper and lower margins floral design in gold. Later books (6 in total) each begin with an illuminated sarlauh and end with an undated colophon and a seal. E.g. folio around 1/3 of the way through: seal with internal colophon followed by a sarlauh stating start of 3rd book. Codex ends with extended prose commentary by Muḥyī al-dīn b. Yūsuf al-Aidinī al-Mujāwirī (composed in 973 and 992) - in final 10 folios.
F.1r: seal of Polier (1181).
Reddish brown leather, Indian style with a flap. A pressure molded inlayed gold turanj pendants and corner pieces. A flap decorated with a pendant and two corner pieces. Dark olive leather doublures. Condition: Upper board is detached. Worm damage. In urgent need of restoration. Dimensions: 42 × 25.5 × 5.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 977.
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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