**UR1138/KH0154**

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Original Name: AS138 Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin Museum Number: VA47121 Provenance: Unknown Region: Ica |
Total Number of Cords: 35 Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 6 Benford Match: 0.905 Similar Khipu: Previous Next Datafile: UR1138 |

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Khipu Notes

**Ascher Databook Notes:**

- This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Ica. For a list of them, see UR1100.
- By spacing, the khipu is separated into 5 groups of 7 pendants each. Each group has the same color pattern: CB, VG, LB, LB, G, EB/W, LB/W.
- In each group, the values of the first 2 pendants are the same and the values of the last 2 pendants are the same (with a discrepancy of 1 in group 4). The other pendant values have the same relative magnitudes. Specifically:

For all i=(1,2,...,5)

- P
_{i1}= P_{i2} - P
_{i3}> P_{i4}> P_{i5} - P
_{i36}=P_{i7}

- P
- To within 2%, the ratio of the values of the first and last pendants in groups 2-5 are the same. That is:
\[ \frac{P_{i7}}{P_{i1}} \approx 2.4\;\;\;for\;i=(2,3,4,5)\]