UR1126

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: KH0141
Original Name: AS126
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA47095
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Ica
Total Number of Cords: 157
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 15
Benford Match: 0.872
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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provance Ica. For a list of them, see UR1100.
  2. By spacing, the khipu is separated into 3 parts. By spaces smaller than that between the parts and by markers, part 1 is separated into 6 groups of 10 pendants each, and part 2 is 6 groups of 4 pendants each (with 2 additional pendants in the last group). Part 3 is 1 group of 6 pendants.
  3. Each group is unified by color. In part 1: group 1 is CB-W or CB-B; groups 2 and 6 are DB-W; groups 3 and 4 are CB-W; and group 5 is CB. The markers between them are short B cords. In part 2: groups 1, 2, and 4 are CB-W; group 3 is DB-W; and group 5 is B-W. In group 6, 4 of the pendants are GG-W and 2 additional pendants (1 between positions 1 and 2, and the other between positions 2 and 3) are DB:W. In part 3, with the exception of the first pendant, the group is DB-GG.
  4. In part 1 (assuming that the missing P27 had value 20):
    1. The only pendant values are 11, 12, 20, and 21 and the subsidiary values are 0 or 1.
    2. The 60 pendant values sum to 1000.
    3. All the values in corresponding positions are the same for groups 1, 2, 3, and 4. With the exception of the interchange of values in positions 2 and 3, the values in group 6 are also the same.
  5. In part 2 (assuming that the missing P74 had value 40):
    1. The only pendant values in positions 1-3 of all groups are 20, 30, 40, 50, 60.
    2. The sum of the values in each of the first 3 positions in the 6 groups is 250.

    That is:
    \[ \sum\limits_{i=1}^6 P_{i1}=\sum\limits_{i=1}^6 P_{i2}=\sum\limits_{i=1}^6 P_{i3}= 250 \]

Primary Cord Notes:
Main cord is Z-plyed and then S-wrapped with a white cord.