Eton Pote 457 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Note on existence:The true shelfmark for Eton Pote 457 is 14/2.
25 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
Flyleaf: list of chapters with page numbers. F.1r: seal of Polier (1181) and two other seals, both erased. F.363: same 2 seals (1131, Karam Allah) one alongside a purchase note dated 1131 (20 rupees, in Shahjahanabad; purchased by Shaykh Karam Allāh b. Shaykh Dānyāl of Sāndī, in Jumādā I 1131, during the reign of Farrukhsiyar).
Brown leather, Indian style. A gold inlayed turanj and pendants with gold frame. Leather doublures with gold rulings. Dimensions: 24.5 × 15 × 4.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 890+.
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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