QU010

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Kylie Quave
Museum: Dallas Museum of Art
Museum Number: B374/T41299.31
Provenance: Inka, Late Horizon
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 49
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 10
Benford Match: 0.606
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Khipu Notes

Fragmentary khipu with subsidiary main cord and subsidiary cords
Khipu fragment with 2 main cords
Includes 2 scrap packages
A = 4 fragments; B = 12 fragments
Blues here are greenish and faded.
Main cord is S-plied dark tan, plied at left and severed at right. Measures 7 inches, 18 centimeters with a light brown subsidiary main cord, almost as large, plied through its own ply. In this way, they are interlocked and become one main cord. The light brown section has a knotted end and measures 10 / 25.5 for a total main cord length of 17 / 43.5.

The so-called "blue" strings may have originally been dyed green (as they now appear).
Very large knot values, but a lot of broken strings, so perhaps not possible to analyze numbers.

Loose Cords belonging to QU010:
Cord_Name Attachment Ascher_Color Length Knot String Knot Value Termination Notes
1 YB 8 0 Camelid fiber
2 KB 13 3L(4.0,U) 3 B Belongs to 1A?
3 KB:YB 9 8S(6.0,U) 80 B Correct register?
4 0
5 PB 33 6S(9.0,U) 60 Cord 24 or 34?
6 PB 32 2S(10.0,U);4L(19.0,U) 124 Cord 24 or 34?
7 PB 24 1E(16.0,U) 901 Cord 24 or 34?
8 BB 24 1S(4.5,);7S(10.0,U);1E(16.5,U) 71 Cord 17-19,22,40,43?
9 BB 24 9S(5.0,S);1S(7.5,U);9L(13.0,S) 19 Cord 17-19,22,40,43?
10 KB:YB 4.5 2S(2.5,U) 20 B
11 PB 25 1S(12.0,U) 110 Cord 24 or 34?
12 BB 28 7L(15.0,U) 7 Cord 17-19,22,40,43?