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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Name: AS135
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA47115
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Ica
Total Number of Cords: 23
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 5
Benford Match: 0.903
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Datafile: UR1135

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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 spacing, the khipu is separated into 3 groups. Each group has a similar color pattern: MB, MB: GG, 2 mixtures of MB and W, W, W, MB-W, MB:W. The mixtures of MB and W vary. They are MB:W/W/MB, MB/W, W/MB, and MB:W/MB. (Note. that on the khipu, the 2 colors W and MB have been used alone or in combination in 8 different ways.) Where there are only 6 pendants in a group, it is the first and third positions that are non-existent.
  3. For all 3 groups, when the colors are aligned, the last 4 values have the same relative magnitudes. Namely:

    Pi7 > Pi6 > Pi8 > Pi5     for i=(1,2,3)