MM019

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Manuel Medrano
Museum: Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
Museum Number: M32902
Provenance: unknown
Region: unknown
Total Number of Cords: 265
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 26
Benford Match: 0.646
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Khipu Notes


Primary Cord Thread Wrappings


SR wrapping 7.25-7.5cm and 8.0-8.75cm
LG wrapping 18.25-19.0cm
R wrapping 19.0-19.75cm
BL wrapping 128.5-130.5cm

Cord Notes and Obeservations for Khipu MM019


6: KB mottled thread introduced in long knot
13s2: MB wrapping around pendant from 43.0-44.0cm
31: color changes in 1S knot
69: barber pole portion of cord is quite deteriorated and fragile
109: GG thread tied around pendant at 34.0cm
114: PG thread tied around pendant at 36.0cm
119: YB thread tied around pendant at 34.5cm
129: PG thread tied around pendant at 34.5cm
140: cord broken in first turn of unidentifiable knot
141: color changes in single knot
151: YB thread tied around pendant at 38.5cm
159: traces of YB-KB in attachment knot
175: R thread tied around pendant at 0.5cm
176: cord raveled 33.0-45.0cm
178: R thread tied around pendant between 0.5-2.0cm
181: SR thread inserted following p181 attachment knot; p181 also has an anomalous figure eight knot
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.