UR1113

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: KH0127
Original Name: AS113
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA16140
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Between Ica and Pisco
Total Number of Cords: 163
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 5
Benford Match: 0.575
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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. This khipu is one of several acquired by the Museum in 1904 with provenance between Ica and Pisco. For a discussion of them, see UR1098.
  2. By markers and spacing, the khipu is separated into 4 parts. Part 1 is 4 groups of 12, 11, 11, 10 pendants, respectively; part 2 is 5 groups of 12 pendants each; part 3 is 5 groups of 11 pendants each; and part 4 is 1 pair of pendants.
  3. Each of the 14 groups in parts 1, 2, and 3 have the same color pattern. The pattern is 4W, FB: W, MB: W, and then as many W as needed to complete the group.
  4. All pendant values in the last 4 groups of part 3 are zero-valued (or blank). In all 10 preceding groups, the pendant in position 1 has maximum value.