Medium: Oil on canvas
Dates:mid-18th century (probably)
Dimensions: 23 1/2 x 21 11/16 in. (59.7 x 55.1 cm) frame: 29 x 27 x 3 in. (73.7 x 68.6 x 7.6 cm)
Museum Location: Great Hall, West, 1st floor - Painting Screens
Accession Number: 1995.29.1
Catalogue Description: Portrait of Manco Capac, the First Inca King, dressed in the finery of his office and holding a staff in one hand. A bird rests on the finger of the other hand and a snarling lion is depicted at the ruler's back. This portrait is part of a series of 14 Inca King portraits that is based on the engraving by Antonio de Herrera, which in turn is based on a painted prototype (see Converging Cultures, 1996, p. 239).