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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Name: AS123
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA47085
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Ica
Total Number of Cords: 94
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 9
Benford Match: 0.766
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Datafile: UR1123

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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. By color, the khipu is separated into 7 groups of 10 pendants each.
  3. In groups 6 and 7, there is one subsidiary on each pendant. Within each group, all the subsidiaries are the same color. In both groups, the last 5 subsidiaries are zero-valued (or blank).
  4. The sum of the values in group 3 is related to the sums of the other groups:
    1. The sum of the first 5 pendant values ≈ sum of the values on all pendants in group 6. (There is a discrepancy of 1.)
    2. The sum of the last 5 pendant values ≈ sum of the values on all pendants and subsidiaries in groups 2, 4, 5, and 7. (There is a discrepancy of 8.)