Eton Pote 373 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Place: Shāhjahānābād Date: Monday 27 Ramaḍān 1184 (year 12 of Shāh ʿĀlam) / 14 Jan 1771 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: The final page with colophon is a replacement in shikasta.
Note concerning manuscript: First and last folios are replacements.
24 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
Brown leather, Indian style. A pressure molded turanj and pendants. Yellow paper doublures. Dimensions: 24.8 × 15.5 × 4.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 998.
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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