Eton Pote 427 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: Missing the beginning of the text. Final page is not part of the text.
23 lines per page.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: Multiple hands. Scribe: Anonymous.
Doublures full of Arabic poetry.
Reddish brown leather, Indian style with a flap. A pressure molded turanj , pendants and corner pieces with pendant and two corner pieces on the flap. Marbled paper doublures. Condition: The text block is detached (and the binding appears to belong to a larger manuscript). Dimensions: 27.8 × 15.7 × 1.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: (no number found).
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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