Tall View Khipu Notes Exist - See Below OKR Name: KH0165 Original Name: AS149 Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin Museum Number: VA44866C Provenance: Unknown Region: Ocucaje Total Number of Cords: 112Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 7Benford Match: 0.906Similar Khipu:  Previous  Next

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Ascher Databook Notes:
1. Pendant 108 is broken at 7.5 cm. We assume that a pendant fragment stored with the khipu is the completion of this pendant.
2. 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 UR1147.
3. By spacing, the khipu is separated into 3 parts. Part 1 is 2 groups of 5 pendants each. Part 2 is 14 groups separated into 2 subparts of 7 groups each. The first group in each subpart has 5 pendants and the remaining 6 groups have 4 pendants each. Part 3 is 9 groups of 5 pendants each (with the exception of the 5th group which has only 4 pendants).
4. Basically, each group has 5 positions with the same color order: B:GG; LB:B:GG; B (for part 1 and 2) or LB:B (for part 3); B; GG. In all groups with only 4 pendants, it is the fourth position (B) that is non-existent.
5. Position by position, the values in the first group in part 2 are the sums of the values in the 9 groups of part 3. That is,
$P_{21j} = \sum\limits_{i=1}^{9} P_{3ij} \;\;\;for\;j=(1,...,5)$
(There is an error of 1 in 1 digit and a few broken cords. )
6. Position by position , the values in the first and second groups of part 1 are the sums of the values in the 7 groups of the first and second subparts of part 2 , respectively. Namely,
$P_{11j} = \sum\limits_{i=1}^{7} P_{2ij}\;\;\;\;for\;all\;j=(1,...,5)$
$P_{12j} = \sum\limits_{i=8}^{14} P_{2ij}\;\;\;\;for\;all\;j=(1,...,5)$

(There is an error of 2 in 1 digit and 1 broken cord. )
7. Parts 2 and 3 contain many multiples of the value 110. In part 3, the value 110 appears 4 times and 220 once. In part 2, 24% of the values are such multiples (110x31 four times; 110x13 eight times; and one each of 110x12, 110x6, 110x5).
8. Groups 2-5 of part 2 have the same values in all corresponding positions.