UR1161

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: KH0177
Original Name: AS161
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA47106A
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Ica
Total Number of Cords: 8
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 1
Benford Match: 0.764
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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. Construction note: The main cord of the khipu is formed into a large loop by having its knotted end passed through its twisted end.
  2. This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Ica. For a list of these khipus, see UR1100.
  3. UR1161 and AS162 are designated by the same Museum number. The main cord of UR1161 has been formed into a large loop. Similarly, AS162 contains a khipu with a looped main cord.
  4. The sum of the values on UR1161 is 200. The first 6 values sum to 100 and the last 2 values sum to 100. If 100 were to be divided into 6 equal parts where only integral values could result, the values would be 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17. These are the first 6 values. If 100 were to be divided into 2 equal parts, the values would be 50, 50. These are the last 2 values.

Primary Cord Notes:
The main cord of the quipu is formed into a large loop by having its knotted end passed through its twisted end. This loop occurs 2.0 cm after the group of pendants (leaving 7.0 cm after the loop).