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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA16145(B)
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Between Ica and Pisco
Total Number of Cords: 15
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 4
Benford Match: 0.897
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Datafile: AS173

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1904 with provenance between Ica and Pisco. For a discussion of them, see UR1098.
  2. By spacing there are 3 groups of 2, 6, and 5 pendants respectively. All pendants in group 2 are of the same color.
  3. Several pendants have multiple unit knots so that there may be as many as 3 distinct values in a position. (See, for example, P12.)
  4. The last 3 pendants in group 3 are united by being the same color. The value of the first pendant in the group is the sum of the values of these last 3 pendants.