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Original Name: AS095/N4
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum Fur Volkerkunde, Munich, W. Germany
Museum Number: G3299
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Pachacamac
Total Number of Cords: 212
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 5
Benford Match: 0.914
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Datafile: UR1095

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. No numerical interpretation is possible as the knot clusters do not conform to the base ten positional system. Twenty-three different knot cluster orders are found on the pendants. These include long knots or figure eight knots followed by single knots, and long knots or single knots followed by long knots. Also, there are 32 knot clusters which contain 10-15 knots.
  2. Construction note: Several long knots of 2, 3, or 4 are constructed in a reverse manner. (a) is a usual long knot of 3; (b) is a reversed long knot of 3.
  3. AS095 and UR1096 are associated in that they are both designated by the Museum as donated by Gaffron. The provenance is Pachacamac. They are quite dissimilar in construction. AS095 is similar to AS087 (also donated by Gaffron) in that they both have different types of knots in all positions, knot clusters of more than 9 knots occur, and reversed long knots are found.
  4. AS095 is also discussed by Nordenskiold (see Introduction, Table 3).