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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA77098
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Ica
Total Number of Cords: 14
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 6
Benford Match: 0.780
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Datafile: AS129

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Ica. For a list of them, see UR1100.
  2. By spacing, the khipu is separated into 2 groups of 7 pendants each. Both groups have the same color pattern: MB, EB, B, MB: W, B: W, W, W.
  3. With the exception of the first position, values in both groups are in the same relative order. Specifically:
    Pi7 > Pi2 > Pi4 > Pi3 > Pi5 > Pi6 for i=(1, 2)

  4. With the exception of the 6th position, the values of group 2 are greater than those in corresponding positions in group 1.
    P2j > P1j for j=(1, 2...,5,7)

  5. The last value in group 1 is the sum of 3 other values in the group:
    P17 = P11 + P13 + P16

  6. a) Two pairs of values in group 1 have the same sum. In both pairs, the values are 3 positions apart.
    P11 + P14 = P13 + P16

    b) With a discrepancy of 1, the sum is the same for a pair of values in corresponding positions in both groups.
    P13 + P16 ≈ P23 + P26