QU004

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Kylie Quave
Museum: Dallas Museum of Art
Museum Number: B378/T41299.25
Provenance: Inka, Late Horizon
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 65
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 10
Benford Match: 0.519
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Khipu Notes


Cord Notes


Primary Cord is severed after p55

Cords labeled as "blue" are rather green. Faded or originally green.
There are 2 registers of knots on the cords and they seem to lie on the same plane from pendant to pendant.
This is a fragment of a larger khipu.
The way in which we have described the object above could be backwards; there is no knotted or plied main cord to end to judge orientation.
Some strings are bent as if once knotted differently.
"3" is the most common knot value on a cord. Other than that, no units digit goes above "5" and the 10s values range from 10-35.
Two "place marker" strings in this khipu - not sure of use.

Loose Cords belonging to QU004:
Cord_Name Attachment Ascher_Color Length Knot String Knot Value Termination Notes
I BB 28 3L(11.0,S) 3 B p24
II KB 5 3L(4.0,S) 3 B Broken bottom, belongs to sub 47A
III PB 35 3L(9.5,S) 3 Belongs to p53; very green
IIIA V YB:KB 17 2L(6.75,S) 2 Belongs to sub 53A