Eton Pote 389 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: F.1r (prior to the bismillah) contains 2/3 of a page of text with numerous dates in the 8th century.
27 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.
Script: naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.
Flyleaf: purchase note (10 rupees; a devotee of Muhammad Shah, in Shahjahanabad, Muḥarram, 1146?). F.1r: 2 seals (erased); purchase note (15 rupees); purchase note (Safar 1036, Lahore, by Jalāl b. Muḥammad b. Jalāl al-Shāhī al-Raz̤avī); inspection note (5 Shawwāl 1084).
Signs of collation.
Brown leather, Indian style. A pressure molded turanj and pendants. Plain leather doublures. Dimensions: 26.5 × 17 × 5.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 996.
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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