AS079

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: KH0092
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Musee de l Homme, Paris, France
Museum Number: 64.19.1.6
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 74
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 5
Benford Match: 0.496
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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. AS074-AS080 are associated. See AS074 for discussion.
  2. By spacing, there are 15 groups and 2 single pendants (PSS and P68). The single pendants are viewed as markers since there are larger spaces between ad­jacent groups where they occur, and because both of them are blank. Hence, by markers and number of pendants per group, the khipu is separated into 3 parts. The first part is 9 groups of 6 pendants each; the second is 4 groups of 3 pen­dants each; and the last part is 2 groups of 3 pendants each.
  3. All groups in Part I have the same color pattern: BS, PB, W, W, MB, AB. The groups in Parts II and III have the same color pattern as each other. Their pattern is a subset of the pattern of Part I: W, W, MB.
  4. The pattern of values on the pendants in Parts II and III are similar:
    \[P_{i1}=P_{i3}\;\;for\;i\;=\;(10,11,12,13,14)\]
    \[P_{i1}=P_{i2}-1\;\;for\;i\;=\;(10,11,12,14,15)\]
    Thus:
    \[P_{i1}=P_{i2}-1\;=P_{i3}\;for\;i\;=\;(10,11,12,14)\]