Canciones I Mvcica Aravi Pincollo Vanca
Songs and Music, Narrative Songs, Young Men’s Flute Songs
Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala
This chapter is dedicated to discussing the various celebrations and festivals that would be held in the Inca Empire. This image reflects the importance of music and songs. There are two boys illustrated on the left side of the image sitting on a hill with straw or wheat bales strapped to their backs. They are depicted playing flutes. The author explains that boy’s flute songs were called “pincollona.” The girls on the right side of the image are depicted nude in a river as they look and point at the boys playing their flutes. The author explains that girl’s songs are called “uanca.”
El primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno [The First New Chronicle and Good Government]
This manuscript was not a published work, which is why the year and locale of creation is approximated. The author did not use a foliation method of numbering the pages, but rather a modern paging system. He begins his first page on fol. 1v instead of fol. 1r. The “Image Placement” will indicate the method in which the author numbered his pages, however the “Physical Location” will be indicated using the foliation system.
Fol. 160r (Part 4: The Fifth Age of Indians: The Incas)