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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: KH0189
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA16145(A)
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Pachacamac
Total Number of Cords: 59
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 9
Benford Match: 0.950
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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Pachacamac. For a list of them, see UR1097.
  2. A large space on the main cord separates the khipu into 2 parts.
    1. By spacing, the first part is separated into 2 sets of 2 pairs, then 2 groups of 5 pendants each, and then another pair. The first 2 pairs alternate in color: W, MB, W, MB. The rest of the pendants (with the exception of the last one) are W with an MB subsidiary.
    2. The second part is less consistent in group size, subsidiary placement, and color. The values are lower in order of magnitude than those in the first part.