**UR1147/KH0163**

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Original Name: AS147 Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin Museum Number: VA44866A Provenance: Unknown Region: Ocucaje |
Total Number of Cords: 18 Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 3 Benford Match: 0.614 Similar Khipu: Previous Next Datafile: UR1147 |

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Khipu Notes

**Ascher Databook Notes:**

- UR1147-UR1149 are associated in that they were all designated by the same Museum number. They were acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Ocucaje. For a comparison of them, see #4 below.
- By spacing, UR1147 is separated into 3 parts. Part 1 consists of 1 pair of pendants, and parts 2 and 3 consist of 4 pairs of pendants each. With the exception of the first pendant in the first pair, each pair in part 2 has the same color pattern: B: LG, B: GG. All pendants in part 3 are the same color, B.
- The values of the pendants in part 1 are related to the sums of the values in parts 2 and 3. They can be interp reted as inexact sums. The sum of the values of the first pendants in the 8 pairs in parts 2 and 3 is 270; the value on the first pendant in the pair in part 1 is 272. Similarly, the sum of the second pendant values is 381 and tha value of the second pendant in the pair in part 1 is 385.
- Comparison of UR1147-UR1149:
- The 3 khipus are similar in grouping. In all of them, the first part sums the following parts. UR1147 and UR1148 are both separated into 3 parts with the second and third parts each containing 4 pairs of pendants. In UR1147, the pair in part 1 sums the 8 pairs in parts 2 and 3 position by position. In UR1148, there are 2 pairs in part 1 so the sums are separate for each part and each position in a pair. UR1149 is also in 3 parts but it differs in the number of groups per part and the number of pendants per group. Again, the values in part 1 are sums, bt only of values in part 2, which in turn contains sums of values in part 3.
- The khipus use the same basic colors. The colors used, alone or in combination, are B, LB, LC, GG, and G0. Three of the 5 are used on UR1148, and UR1147 and UR1149 each use 4 of them.
- The values on the khipus differ in order of magnitude: on UR1147, the values in parts 2 and 3 are 23-65 and the sums in part 1 are 272-385; on UR1148, the values in parts 2 and 3 are 125-638 and the sums in part 1 are 941-2061; and on UR1149, the values in parts 2 and 3 are 0-3410 and the sums in part 1 are 660-21243.