Eton Pote 421 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Place: Murādābād Date: 27 Dhū-l-Ḥijjah, 1164, year 4 (i.e. reign of Aḥmad Shāh) / 16 Nov 1751 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: Some details in a note on f.1r; other details taken from from the colophon.
19 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
F.1r: seal of Rafīʿ al-dīn Muḥammad Khān, 1166.
Collated and corrected in 1169 according to note on f.1r.
Reddish leather, Indian style. A pressure molded turanj and two pendants. Plain leather doublures. Dimensions: 22.5 × 13.7 × 1.8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1090.
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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