MM005

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Manuel Medrano
Museum: Museum am Rothenbaum, Kulturen und Kunste der Welt (MARKK), Hamburg. Formerly Museum fur Volkerkunde
Museum Number: xx am 80 (provisional number)
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 54
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 9
Benford Match: 0.091
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Khipu Notes


Museum Notes


Museum Name: Museum am Rothenbaum, Kulturen und Kunste der Welt (MARKK), Hamburg. Formerly Museum fur Volkerkunde (at time of data recording)
Provenance: Unknown. From MARKK's offsite external collection, discovered by museum collector after Dr. C. Scott Ananian's visit to the museum in 2012.
Museum Description: One of three khipus in the museum collections (two of which are on display; MM06 is not on display). Rests on acid-free paper in cardboard container. Kept together with acid-free paper wrapped bundle of loose pendants. Pendants aren't recorded, just photographed. Did not try to untangle the fragments, given risk of cord disintegration. The artifact is a khipu fragment with very tightly spaced cotton pendants, many of which are broken near the primary cord. It is very difficult to see the primary cord, with the exception of a small exposed 0.5cm region along the primary cord. Pendant breakage becomes more pronounded moving from left to right.


Cord Notes


3: Foreign clump of material (likely cotton; 1.25cm long) adhered to pendant at 19.5cm

All khipus I have studied are currently designated "MM", following convention in the field (and until a more suitable replacement convention is agreed upon)
(Manuel Medrano)