**UR1131**

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OKR Name: KH0147 Original Name: AS131 Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin Museum Number: VA42510 Provenance: Unknown Region: Pachacamac |
Total Number of Cords: 287 Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 8 Benford Match: 0.693 Similar Khipu: Previous Next |

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Khipu Notes

**Ascher Databook Notes:**

- A fragment stored with the khipu was associated with 10s1. The subsidiary is broken at 9.0 cm. and the fragment is 5.0 cm. long, broken at both ends, and has a cluster of 7s knots.
- The last knot cluster on 116s1 contains 5L or 6L knots.
- This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Pachacamac. For a list of them, see UR1097.
- Although there are some additional cords between groups, by spacing, the khipu is separated into 14 groups of 10 pendants each. A larger space on the main cord separates the khipu into 2 parts of 7 groups each.
- All groups have the same color pattern: 6 W, 1 KB:NB, 1 NB:W, 2W. In all groups in part 2, and in groups 1, 4, and 5 of part 1, each pendant has one subsidiary of color R:NB. In groups 2, 3, 6, and 7 of part 1, subsidiaries on the first 3 pendants are NB and those on the last 7 pendants are R:NB.
- In all groups, subsidiaries on positions 1 and 2 are zero-valued (or blank). Also, all pendants and subsidiaries in the fifth group of part 1 are zero valued (or blank).
- In all groups (except for group 4 in part 1), the 10th position has the maximum value in the group.
- In part 2, there is some symmetry of values around the center group (group 4). Specifically, values are the same in: positions 2, 4, and 10 of groups 5 and 3; position 4 and the subsidiary on position 5 of groups 2 and 6; and in position 8 of groups 1 and 7.
- Within part 1, the sum of values on pendant 3 of all groups is the same as the sum for all pendant 4 values. That is:

\[ \sum\limits_{j=1}^{7} P_{1j3} = \sum\limits_{j=1}^{7} P_{1j4} \]Similarly, all values on pendant 2 of the groups of part 1 have the same sum as pendant 4 values of part 2, and values on pendant 6 of the groups of part 1 have the same sum as the pendant 2 values in part 2, That is:

\[ \sum\limits_{j=1}^{7} P_{1j2} = \sum\limits_{j=1}^{7} P_{2j4} \]\[ \sum\limits_{j=1}^{7} P_{1j6} = \sum\limits_{j=1}^{7} P_{2j2} \]

**Primary Cord Notes:**

The main cord is made up of 3 cords.