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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Name: AS117
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA47118
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Ica
Total Number of Cords: 11
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 3
Benford Match: 0.847
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Datafile: UR1117

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Ica. For a list of them, see UR1100.
  2. Some values on the khipu are sums of values on later consecutive pendants. Namely:

    P1 = P3 + P4
    P4 = P5 + P6
    P6 = P9 + P10 + P11
    P7 = P8 + P9 + P10 + P11

    One value is the sum of the squares of values on later consecutive pendants:
    \[ P_{2} = \sum\limits_{i=4}^{11} P_{i}^2 \]