July 13
The Inca

 

 

 

Quipu

Quipu solution

 

 

 

 

Inca Mother and Child

 

 

 

 

Inca Kings
 
Approximate Reign
Pre-Imperial Rulers:
Manco Capac mythical
Sinchi Roca mythical
Lloque Yupanqui mythical
Mayta Capac mythical
Capac Yupanqui unknown
Inca Roca unknown
Yahuar Huacac unknown
Viracocha until 1438
 
Imperial Rulers: Pachakuti 1438 - 1471
Thopa Inca Yupanqui 1471 - 1493
Huayna Capac 1493 - 1525
Huascar 1525 - 1532
Atahualpa 1532 - 1533

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inca Expressions in Stonework:
Outcroppings
Terraces
Waterways
Roads
Walls
Cities

 

 

 

 

Characteristics of Inca Artistic Approach
Technical excellence
Standardization
Geometric organicism
(organicism = any of various theories that society or universe as a whole is organic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Angle Monolith

12-angle Monolith at Cuzco. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcroppings

 

Sacred Rock

The Sacred Rock at Machu Piccu. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throne

Throne at Sacsahuaman. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terraces

 

 

 

Agricultural Terraces

Agricultural terraces at Pisac. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ollantayambo

Ollantaytambo. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

Ollantaytambo

 

 

Stepped Terraces

 

 

Ollantaytambo Temple

 

 

Waterways

 

 

Tambomachay

 

 

Roads

 

 

 

Inca Road Map

Map of Incan Territory and Roads
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

Inca Trail

 

 

 

 

Walls

 

 

 

12 Angle Monolith

12-angle Monolith at Cuzco. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag Walls

Triple Zigzag Walls at Sacsahuaman. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

Sacsahuaman Zigzag Walls

 

 

 

 

Cities

 

 

Cuzco Map

Map of Cuzco
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qorikancha

Qorikancha. Inca. Late Horizon-Colonial.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qorikancha

Qorikancha. Inca. Late Horizon-Colonial.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver and gold corn stalk

Silver and gold corn stalk. Inca. Late Horizon.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cuzco Map

Map of Cuzco
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Child Mummy

Mummy from Cerro el Plomo, Chile. Inca. c. 1500.
Townsend, Richard F. ed. The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machu Piccu

Machu Picchu. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hitching Post

The Intihuatana Stone (Hitching Post of the Sun) at Machu Piccu. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observatory

Observatory at Machu Picchu. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observatory interior

Observatory at Machu Picchu. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleft Room

Cleft Room beneath the Observatory at Machu Piccu. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyday cloth = awaska


Good cloth = qompi

 

 

 

 

Royal Tunic
Royal tunic. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrior Tunic

Warrior Tunic. Inca. Late Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huari Quipu

Huari Quipu. 500 - 800 AD.
Townsend, Richard F. ed. The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Figurine

Cast silver figurine. Inca. Late Horizon.

 

 

 

 

Aspects of Andean Worldview
Collectivity
Reciprocity
Transformation
Essence