Eton Pote 455 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: Composed (?) year 43, i.e. 1020.
19 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
F.1r: 9 seals. Seal of Polier (1181). Inspection note (end of Shaʿbān year 30); inspection note (20 Dhū al-Ḥijjah, year 3); purchase note (25 rupees; 20 Rabīʿ I year 12) with square seal of Kifāyat Allāh Khān; three impressions of oval seal in his name are dated 1119; librarian's note (type of paper: Daghdar; work is incomplete copy of Akbarnamah); transfer note (15 Shawwāl; to Muḥammad Bāqir); transfer note (start of Dhū al-Ḥijjah year 3; from Muḥammad Bāqir to Muḥāfiẓ Khān); transfer note (21 Safar year 23; from Muḥāfiẓ Khān to Muḥammad Ḥāfiẓ ); transfer note (3 Shaʿbān year 30; Muḥammad Ḥāfiẓ to Muḥammad Aḥfaẓ Khān). For another Pote ms once owned by Muḥāfiẓ Khān see King's Pote 190.
Brown leather, Indian style. A gold inlayed turanj , pendants and corner pieces. Plain leather doublures. Condition: The spine is disintegrating. The boards are detached. Dimensions: 35.5 × 23.2 × 8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 699+ (correcting 419+).
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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