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UR1151/KH0167
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Original Name: AS151 Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher Museum: Museum fÃ¼r VÃ¶lkerkunde, Berlin Museum Number: VA42514 Provenance: Unknown Region: Pachacamac |
Total Number of Cords: 47 Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 2 Similar Khipu: Previous (AS212) Next (AS213) Catalog: UR1151 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 Pachacamac. For a list of them, see UR1097.
- By spacing, the khipu is separated into 4 groups of 1, 6, 12, and 4 pendants respectively.
- The pendant in group 1 and the pendants in group 4 are LB and zero-valued (or blank). The subsidiaries in group 1 are W and non-zero.
- The 6 pendants of group 2 are one pair of pendants LB, Wand then 4 LB pendants each with a W subsidiary. Each of the values in the first pair is 13; the 4 LB pendant values sum to 13; and 4 W sub_sidiaries sum to 13.
- The 12 pendants of group 3 are 5 LB pendants with LB subsidiaries, then 5 W pendants with W subsidiaries, and then 1 pair of pendants LB, W each with a subsidiary of the same color. The first 5 LB pendant values sum to 26; then the 5 W pendant values sum to 26; and each of values in the last pair is 26. Excluding subsidiaries suspended from subsidiaries rather than from pendants, the subsidiaries also sum to 26.
- With the exception of the subsidiaries of subsidiaries of group 3, all the values in groups 2 and 3 are summarized in Table 1.
**Table 1**

Group Color LB Color W Group 2

P_{21}= 13

\[ \sum\limits_{i=3}^{6} P_{2i}\;=\;13 \]

P_{22}= 13

\[ \sum\limits_{i=3}^{6} P_{2i}\;subsidiaries\;=\;13 \]Group 3

P_{3,11}= 26

\[ \sum\limits_{i=1}^{5} P_{3i}\; = \;26 \]\[ \sum\limits_{i=1}^{5} P_{3i}\;\;subsidiaries\; = \;P_{3,11}\;subsidiary \]

P_{3,12}= 26

\[ \sum\limits_{i=6}^{10} P_{3i}\; = \;26 \]\[ \sum\limits_{i=1}^{5} P_{3i}\;\;subsidiaries\; = \;P_{3,12}\;subsidiary \]

Group 3 \[ \sum\limits_{i=1}^{10} P_{3i}\;\;subsidiaries\; = \;P_{3,11}\;subsidiary + P_{3,12}\;subsidiary = 26 \]