**UR1098/KH0111**

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Original Name: AS098 Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin Museum Number: VA16136 Provenance: Unknown Region: Between Ica and Pisco |
Total Number of Cords: 101 Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 7 Benford Match: 0.474 Similar Khipu: Previous Next Datafile: UR1098 |

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Khipu Notes

**Ascher Databook Notes:**

- Construction note: The main cord begins with a woven cord ball. The ball is DB, 1.0 cm. thick, and 1.5 cm. long.
- UR1098, UR1108, UR1113, UR1114, AS159, AS160, AS173, and AS174 were acquired by the Museum in 1904 with provenance between Ica and Pisco. For a discussion of them, see #5 below.
- By spacing, the khipu is separated into 15 groups. The 15 groups form 5 sets of 3 groups each. The first group in each set has 6 pendants and the other 2 groups have 5 pendants each. The first group in each set has one color pattern and the other 2 have another color pattern. Thus, the 15 groups can be represented by 3 XYY followed by 2 'X'Y'Y'. Each X or X' group has 6 pendants; each Y or Y' group has 5 pendants. An X group has the color pattern DB, SW and a Y group is W (with subsidiaries of DB and W), GG, W, LB:W, W. With 1 exception, wherever DB or W cords occur in X and Y groups, LB occurs in X' and Y' groups. The X and X' groups have no subsidiaries. The Y groups have subsidiaries in the first position only, while in Y' groups, there are also subsidiaries in the second position.
- In all X or X' groups, positions 2-6 are zero-valued (or blank). The value in position 1 is probably the sum of the values on the pendants and subsidiaries in the corresponding position in the 2 following groups. (Two sums are exact, 1 has a discrepancy of 3, and 2 cords are broken but what remains of them does not contradict the idea.) In all pairs of Y or Y' groups, any position that is zero-valued is zero-valued in both of them.
- Discussion of UR1098, UR1108, UR1113, UR1114, AS159, AS160, AS173, AS174:
- AS159 and AS160 are loosely tied together. Also, AS173 and AS174 are loosely tied together.
- UR1114, AS159, AS160, AS173, AS174 have some similarities to each other.
- Seven consecutive pendants on AS159 and AS173 have the same values.

**AS159**

P1 = 1, P1s1 = 18&2 both color W

P2-P7 are 16&1, 16, 16, 18, 12, 16

**AS173**

P2 =1 , P2s1 = 18&2 both color W

P3-P8 are 16&1, 16, 16, 18, 12, 16

These values, or their sums, also appear on AS174. P3-P8 on AS173 are the second group of pendants. The group sums to 94&1 with the first 3 summing to 48&1 and the next 3 to 46. On AS174 the sum of the second pendant in each of the 6 pairs also is 94&1. Subsums of them are also 48&1 and 46.

**AS174**

\[ \sum\limits_{i=1}^2 P_{i2} = 48\&1 \]\[ \sum\limits_{i=3}^6 P_{i2} = 46 \]\[ \sum\limits_{i=1}^6 P_{i2} = 94\&1\;\;\;P_{1}=94\&1 \]**AS173**

P_{i2}is the 2'nd pendant in the i^{th}pair.

\[ \sum\limits_{i=1}^3 P_{2i} = 48\&1 \]\[ \sum\limits_{i=4}^6 P_{2i} = 46 \]\[ \sum\limits_{i=1}^6 P_{2i} = 94\&1\;\;\;P_{1}=94\&1 \]P_{2i}is the i^{th}pendant in the 2'nd group.

The value 18&2 also appears on AS174 and is the sum of the subsidiaries of the first pendant in the 1th pair. P_{1s1s1}=18&2&1 and is color W;

\[ \sum\limits_{i=1}^6 P_{i1}s1s1 = 18\&2 \]

**Primary Cord Notes:**The main cord begins with a woven cord ball. The ball is DB, 1.0 cm thick, and 1.5 cm long.