AS063

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: KH0074
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: O. Nunez del Prado, Cuzco
Museum Number: 7B
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 10
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 2
Benford Match: 0.547
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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. Construction note: This is two khipus tied together. Both main cords and all pendant cords are W. The $ end of main cord A is bent back and slipped through the strands of itself forming a closed loop f rom which Pl and P2 are suspended. The other end of main cord A is tied around main cord B.
  2. This khipu is associated with AS059-KH0080. See discussion under AS059.
  3. By spacing, there are 6 groups. On part A there are groups of 2, 3, 4 pendants, and on part B there are 3 groups of 8 pendants each.
  4. The pendants can be segregated into those whose values are 15 or less and those that are greater than 18 as follows:
    • Group 2 all values > 18
    • Group 3 all values < 15
    • Pl, P2, P3, P5, P6, P8 ≤ 15 in groups 4, 5, 6
    • P4, P7 > 18 in groups 4, 5, 6
  5. Pendants 1 and 2, set off in a special loop, have the values 18 and 7. These values are significant in that all values greater than 18 that appear on the khipu are multiples of 18 or of 7. The multiples of each that appear are 18, 36, 54, 7 2 and 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 7 0.
  6. In addition to the fact that the values in positions 4 and 7 of groups 4, 5, 6 are multiples of 7 or 18, they are also consistently multiples of values in other positions. Namely, P3 is a divisor of P7 and PS is a divisor of P4.