Fieldguide Notes:
This khipus has 2 interesting field-marks:
- Top cord set 1 equals the sum of cords 9 through 16 which equals 51
- Top cord set 2 equals the number of grouped cords (7 groups of 3 cords each)
Ascher Databook Notes:
- All cords have end knots making this a well-preserved specimen.
- Association by color gives one possible grouping while spacing gives another: by color groups of 4,3,7,3,1,2; by spacing groups of 6,3,3,6,3,2.
- Top cord P18 has value of 21 equaling the number of grouped cords (7 groups of 3 cords each) - excluding last two set off by main cord knot.
- The value of top cord P1 plus the value of its subsidiary P1s1 equals 51. The total value of the first 7 pendants is 51 (I could not replicate this conclusion - Ashok) and the total value of the next 7 pendants is 51. Ashok added: That is:
P_{1} + P_{1s1} = 51
\[ \sum\limits_{i=2}^{8} P_{i} = 58\; \]
\[ \sum\limits_{i=9}^{16} P_{i} = 51\; \]