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AS160/KH0176
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Original Author:
Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum fÃ¼r VÃ¶lkerkunde, Berlin Museum Number: VA16138 B Provenance: Unknown Region: Between Ica and Pisco |
Total Number of Cords: 23 Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 6 Similar Khipu: Previous (AS206) Next (AS178) Catalog: AS160 Khipu Notes: Khipu Notes |

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Khipu Notes

**Ascher Databook Notes:**

- Another pendant, just after pendant 5, was probably present as indicated by the discoloration on the main cord.
- This was one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1904 with provenance between Ica and Pisco. For a discussion of them, see UR1098.
- By spacing, the khipu consists of 4 groups of 6 pendants each. Each group has the same color pattern.
- In each group, the value in position 3 is a multiple of the value in position 2. The value of position 3 is also a multiple of 10.
- Seventeen of the 21 values on the khipu are multiples of 3 or 5. The different multiples present are:

3 times i where i=0 to 5 but i≠3

5 times i where i=1 to 6 but i≠5