Tall View Khipu Notes Exist - See Below OKR Name: KH0052 Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher Museum: Museo Nacional, Lima, Peru Museum Number: V17/559 Provenance: Unknown Region: Unknown Total Number of Cords: 56Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 6Benford Match: 0.921Similar Khipu:  Previous  Next

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Ascher Databook Notes:
1. By spacing there are 10 groups of 4, 4,2, 4, 4, 4,3, 3,3, 1 pendants. There is some consistency of color pattern. LD appears in 9 of the 10 groups in position 1 and in no other positions.
Groups 2, 4, and 5 have the same color pattern: LD, RL, MD, LD:W.
Group 1 is similar, but with the colors of positions 2 and 3 reversed and RL:W instead of LD: W.
The association of position 3 in Group 2 with position 2 in other groups, and of RL:W with LD:W, is further seen when examining numerical relationships.
2. The values in Group 1 are the sums o f the values in the subsequent groups. Where pendants of the same color are in similar positions in different groups, their values are related. However, the sum seems to be more related to pendant color than position. While other sum statements might be as valid, one which accounts for most values follows. (Note: Pij is the value of the jth pendant in the ithth group. Pijsk is the value of the kth subsidiary on the jth pendant in the ith group.)
$P_{11}+P_{11s1}+P_{11s2}=P_{21}+P_{31}+P_{41}+P_{51}+P_{61}+P_{71}\;for\;all\;LD$
$P_{12}=P_{23}+P_{43}+P_{53}\;for\;all\;(MB)$
$P_{12s1}=P_{43s1}\;for\;all\;(W)$
$P_{13s1}=P_{52}+P_{22s1}+P_{24s1}+P_{44s1}\;for\;all\;(RL)$

$^{(RL)}{P_{13}=P_{22}+P_{32}+P_{92}}\;+\;^{(W)}{P_{63}}\;+\;^{(LD:W)}{P_{24}+P_{54}}\;for\;all\;(LD:W)$
$P_{14s1}=P_{32s1}\;for\;all\;(LD:W)$
$^{(LD:W)}{P_{14}}=^{(LD:W)}{P_{22}}\;\;+^{(LD-W)}{P_{73}}\;\;+^{(RL:W)}{P_{64}+P_{72}+P_{72s1}+P_{81}+P_{83}}\;for\;all\;(LD:W)$

Inexact sums on subsidiaries of position 1 in Group 1:
$P_{11s1s1}+P_{11s2s2}\;exceeds\;P_{61s1}+P_{71s1}\;by\;6\;for\;all\;MB$
$P_{11s1s2}\;exceeds\;P_{31s1}\;by\;1\;for\;all\;W$
$P_{11s2s1}\;exceeds\;P_{21s1}+P_{51s1}+P_{71s1}\;by\;2\;for\;all\;RL$

Seven values in groups 2-10 unaccounted for in sums :
$^{(LD:W)}{P_{14}}=\;^{(LD:W)}{P_{22}}\;+\;^{(LD-W)}{P_{73}}\;+\;^{(RL:W)}{P_{64}+P_{72}+P_{72s1}+P_{81}+P_{83}}\;for\;all\;(LD:W)$