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UR1143/KH0159
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Original Name: AS143 Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher Museum: Museum fÃ¼r VÃ¶lkerkunde, Berlin Museum Number: VA47096 Provenance: Unknown Region: Ica |
Total Number of Cords: 30 Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 5 Similar Khipu: Previous (UR1120) Next (UR1108) Catalog: UR1143 Khipu Notes: Khipu Notes |

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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 2 parts. The first part is 5 groups of 4 or 5 pendants each and the second part is 4 groups of 2 pendants each.
- In part 1:
- Each group has the same 5-color pattern: B:YG, BB:YG, B, BB,YG. Where there are only 4 pendants, it is the 4th position that is non-existent.
- The values in the first group are the sums, position by position, of the values in the other 4 groups.
\[ P_{1j} = \sum\limits_{i=2}^{5} P_{ij}\;\;\;for\;j=(1,2,3,4,5) \]
- The values within each group have the same relative magnitudes. Specifically

P_{i3}> P_{i1}> P_{i5}> P_{i2}> P_{i4}for i=(1,2,3,4,5)

- From group to group, corresponding positions have the same relative magnitudes. With 1 exception

P_{1j}> P_{4j}> P_{3j}≥ P_{5j}> P_{2j}for j=(1,2,3,4,5)

- In part 2:
- Each group has the same 2-color pattern: B:YG, BB:YG. These are the first 2 colors of the 5-color pattern of part 1.
- Every value is less than the values in part 1.

- The value on pendant 3 (97357) is probably the largest value on any khipu in this Databook.