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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: KH0093
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Musee de l Homme, Paris, France
Museum Number:
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 40
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 10
Benford Match: 0.877
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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. M1=R:FB:0Y:G0
  2. AS074-AS080 are associated. See AS074 for discussion.
  3. By spacing and color pattern, there are 4 groups of 6, 2, 6, 2 pendants respectively.
  4. All pendants in group 1 are united by being the same color (BS). Each pendant in the group has one or two subsidiaries. When there are two subsidiaries, the first is colored GL and the second BS:0Y. When there is one, it is one of these colors. Similarly, group 3 is united by being one color (W) and each pendant has 1 to 4 subsidiaries. The color pattern for the subsidiaries is consistent (0Y, BS, R: FB: 0Y: G0, AB) although they don' t all necessarily exist.
  5. The khipu contains only the values 0-7 and 16, 17. Double unit values (L knots followed by E knots) appear but only in group 1.
  6. The values in groups 1 and 3 are related in reverse order. Let P1i and P3i (i=1,2,...,6) represent values in groups 1 and 3 respectively and s1i and s3i represent the sum of the values of the subsidiaries in the ith position in these groups. Then:
    1. \[P_{1i}+P_{3,7-i}=11\;\;for\;i\;=\;(2,3,4,5)\]
    2. \[S_{1i}+S_{3,7-i}=7\;\;for\;i\;=\;(3,4,5)\]
    3. \[S_{1i}=+S_{3,7-i}\;\;for\;i\;=\;(1,6)\]
    4. Also, the values on the individual subsidiaries are repeated from group 1 to group 3. If all the values on the subsidiaries in group 1 are listed in the following order--lowest to high place of attachment, position 1 to 6, multiple values on a cord considered distinct--and all values in group 3 are listed in reverse order (highest to lowest attachment, position 6 to 1), then two sets of values are obtained. For group 1:
      And for group 3:
      They are related as follows:
    5. The total of all pendant and subsidiary values for group 1 differs only by 1 from the total for group 3.