Late horizon; Acari, Peru. The quipus were used by the Incas as a writing system, for recording histories and chants in the Quechua language, and also for counting both herds and people.


  • Title: Quipu Inca
  • Physical Dimensions: h<78 cm
  • Rights: Copyright © 2017 Museu Nacional/UFRJ
  • Sala de Exposição: Culturas Pré-Colombianas
  • Povo/Cultura: Inca
  • Data de Origem/Produção: 1.400 a 1.500 d.C.
  • Area de Conhecimento: Arqueologia

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