UR1118

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: KH0132
Original Name: AS118
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA42601
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Pachacamac
Total Number of Cords: 20
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 2
Benford Match: 0.679
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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. Construction note: Cord 1 is not a regular pendant attachment. The twisted end of the cord is linked through the strands of the main cord. Thus, its attachment to the main cord would have had to precede its being twisted and end knotted.
  2. This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Pachacamac. For a list of them, see UR1097.
  3. The order of magnitude of the values on pendants 2-15 differs from that of the subsidiaries of pendant 1. The values on the pendants are 275-935, while those on the subsidiaries are 2696-1465 8.
  4. Three of the 7 values in the first group are multiples of 11 (P4=11*48, P5=11*85, P7=11*29). One of the 2 remaining values on unbroken pendants in the second group is a multiple of 11 (P15=11*25).

Primary Cord Notes:
The main cord is braided D0:W, S-wrapped with D0. The second group (pendants 2-8) are noted by G. Urton as "This group is actually on a "subsidiary" main cord (see p. 793)."