L'Yncas consacre son Vaze au Soleil. L'Yncas vient recevoir les Orfrandes que ses Sujets font au Soleil.
Copper engraving. Bookplate. Plate 342 x 220mm. Sheet 390 x 242mm.
Two scenes. 1. The Incas consecrate their Vase to the Sun. he Inca empire was a theocracy in which the Inca king, Sapa Inca, was the descendant of Inti, the sun god. Therefore the Sun God was the most important and most powerful. 2. the Incas come to receive the offerings that the subjects made to the Sun. Published in Jean Frederic Bernard's monumental "Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde" (Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World). 'The world's first encyclopedia of religions, the heavily illustrated, detailed general survey treating all religions dispassionately and as notionally equal, was composed and published in Amsterdam under the title 'Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde' in seven large volumes between 1723 and 1737 by a group of radical, intellectually subversive Huguenot refugees' (Jonathan Israel, 'How the light came in', TLS June 21 2013).
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