Khipu (Quipu)

Inca Period, Nasca Region

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1438-1532

Plant fiber

Overall: 11 13/16 x 18 1/2 in. (30 x 47 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Acquired by exchange from the Museum of the American Indian, New York, New York

55.32.13302

Geography/Culture

South America, Peru

Period

Pre-Columbian

Object Name

Communication Artifacts: Written Communication

Classification

Americas

Not on view

Course History

ANTH 24, Early Civilizations of the Andes, Alan Covey, Spring 2014

ANTH 23, LACS 44, The Incas, Alan Covey, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Oculate Beings and Horrible Birds: Image and Meaning in Ancient Andean Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30, 1999-November 5, 2000, no. 45.

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of José A. Gayoso (born about 1898, a landowner in Chongoyape, Peru, who sidelined in excavating and selling antiquities); Museum of the American Indian, New York, New York (#7/8830); acquired by present collection in Exchange No. 93, 1955.

Old Number

American Museum of Natural History number 7/8830

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