Saturday, September 24, 2022

Portraits of Inca Rulers

 My latest photo gallery features rare historical images of fourteen Inca rulers or Inkas. These Peruvian oil paintings date back to the mid-18th century and are based on an earlier portrait series which illustrated the Spanish historian and chronicler Antonio Herrera’s Historia general de los hechos de los castellanos en las islas y tierra firme del mar océano (General History of the Deeds of the Castillians on the Islands and Mainland of the Ocean Sea Known as the West Indies) first published in 1615. The kings are shown in decorative roundels wearing various types of  regalia. Among them is a portrait of Atahualpa, the last of the Inca rulers, who was executed by the Spanish conquistador Franciso Pizarro in 1533. 

These images can be downloaded for personal use. You can also order prints through my website. Please click on the image of Atahualpa below to view my Inca Rulers gallery. 



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