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Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum Fur Volkerkunde, Munich, W. Germany
Museum Number: G3306
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Peru
Total Number of Cords: 56
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 3
Benford Match: 0.845
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Datafile: AS092

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. AS087, AS089, AS090/N2, AS092, AS093, AS094 are associates in that the Museum designates them all as donated by Gaffron, and gives the provenance as Peru. For a comparison of them, see AS087.
  2. By spacing, AS092 is separated into 10 groups. The first 8 groups each have 6 pendants with the same color pattern (W, MB, MB:W, W, W, W).
  3. In all 10 groups, the first pendant has the maximum value.
  4. Position by position, the pendant values in group 1 are larger than those in group 4, which are larger than those in group 3, which are larger than those in group 2. That is:
    \[ P_{1i} > P_{4i} > P_{3i} > P_{2i}\;for\;\;i\;=\;(2,3,4,...,8) \]
  5. In a few cases, the sums of values in the same position in pairs of consecutive groups are equal. Namely:
    \[ P_{4i} + P_{5i} = P_{6i} + P_{7i}\;for\;\;i\;=\;(1,4) \]
    \[ P_{2i} + P_{3i} = P_{6i} + P_{7i}\;for\;\;i\;=\;(4,6) \]