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UR1148/KH0164
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Original Name: AS148 Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher Museum: Museum fÃ¼r VÃ¶lkerkunde, Berlin Museum Number: VA44866B Provenance: Unknown Region: Ocucaje |
Total Number of Cords: 20 Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 5 Similar Khipu: Previous (UR1147) Next (UR1161) Catalog: UR1148 Khipu Notes: Khipu Notes |

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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 UR1147.
- By spacing, the khipu is separated into 3 parts. Part 1 is 2 pairs of pendants and parts 2 and 3 are eac h 4 pairs of pendants.
- The values in part 1 are the sums of values in parts 2 and 3. Assuming that the value of P2 is 2061 and the value of P13 is 379, with an exception of 1 in 1 digit, the first pair in part 1 are the sums, position by position, of the pairs in part 2, and the second pair in part 1 are the sums of the pairs in part 3, Namely:

\[ \sum\limits_{i=1}^{4} P_{2ij} = P_{11j}\;\;\;for\;j=(1,2) \]\[ \sum\limits_{i=1}^{4} P_{3ij} = P_{12j}\;\;\;for\;j=(1,2) \]where P_{kij}is the value of the pendant in the j^{th}position of the i^{th}group of the k^{th}part. - In all 10 pairs, the value of the second pendant is larger than the first. It is also larger than the first value in the next pair. Thus:

P_{2i}> P_{2i-1}i=(1,...,10) and

P_{2i}> P_{2i+1}i=(1,...,9)

where P_{i}is the value of the i^{th}pendant on the khipu.