Eton Pote 402 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Place: Lahore Date: Monday 23 Ramaḍān 1156 / 10 Nov 1743 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: F.106 internal colophon provides date.
Note concerning manuscript: A high quality manuscript. F.2 quotes the Sharh Fusus al-Hikam of Qaysari. Numerous poets are quoted (Jami, Rumi, Sa'di, etc).
21 lines per page.
Ruled in gold with a marginal frame. Rubrications in red.
Script: naskh. Quality: High quality (Persian poetry is in nasta_liq). Scribe: Anonymous.
Signs of collation.
Reddish brown leather, Indian style. Bayaz format. Plain leather doublures. Condition: The upper board is detached. Some folios are loose. Dimensions: 27.5 × 11.3 × 2.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1020.
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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