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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: KH0233
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: owner Leo J. Harris, St. Paul, Minnesota
Museum Number: 1
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 36
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 3
Benford Match: 0.763
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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. Construction Notes:
    1. Ps1 is broken at 5.0 cm and a 14.0 cm cord fragment has been affixed below it. The fragment may not be from this position.
    2. P2s1 is broken at 4.0 cm and a 13.0 cm fragment has been affixed below it and another 9.0 cm fragment be low that. The two lower fragments appear to be long together but may not be from this position.
    3. P3s1 is broken at 4.0 cm and a 21.0 cm fragment has been affixed below it. The fragment appears to be in its original position.
  2. Although we record the colors as LB and BB, these may be the same color faded differentially.
  3. The main cord is broken at one end. This maybe a piece of a larger khipu. The piece contains a group of 18 pendants divided by color into two subgroups of 9 pendants each. Although only traces of them are left on pendants six through eleven, each pendant appears to have had one subsidiary attached to it.
  4. The pendant values range from 0 to 16 including the values 0, 6, and each value from 8 to 1 6. The subsidiary values present range from 2 to 11 including the values 2 and each value from 4 to 11. Together the thirty values on the khipu are 0, 2, and 4,...,16 with some, such as 10, appearing as many as six times.
  5. Calling the pendants Pij where i=(1,2) are the subgroups and j=(1,...,9) the positions in the subgroup
    1. P1j is even for j=(1,...,9)
    2. P1j ≥ P2j for j=(1,3,5,7,9)
      Pij < P2j for j=(2,4,6,8)