Eton Pote 440 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: 12 Dhū-l-Ḥijjah year 49 ʿĀlamgīr (i.e. 1115) / 17 Apr 1704 Scribe: Anonymous.
20 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
On the reverse of the final page there is a square diagram with Indian characters.
Marbled paper with a leather spine, Indian style. Yellow paper doublures. Dimensions: 25 × 14.5 × 0.8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 458.
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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