Eton Pote 403 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Note on existence:The true shelfmark for Eton Pote 403 is 17/5.
15 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer (the first page is ruled in double red, blue and gold). 2 columns. Rubrications in red.
F.1v: illuminated sarlauh .
F.1r: seal (1106 or 1156; Ray Das) and purchase note (27 Shawwāl, year 6; Ḥabīb Allāh b. Muḥammad Rafīʿ). F.2v: 3 identical erased seals (year 45?).
Brown leather, European style. Watermarked paper doublures ("C. Taylor"). Dimensions: 26 × 14.5 × 2.8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 997.
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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