National Geographic : 1938 Feb
© National Geographic Society Pfainting byH-. M. Herget ALOOF AND LORDLY AS THE SNOW PEAKS OF THE ANDES, AN INCA PRINCE RIDES TOWARD CUZCO ON THE SHOULDERS OF HIS MEN Favored nobles bear the gorgeous, feather-adorned canopy, and sturdy retainers of lower rank arehonored tocarry the ornate throne on poles decorated with golden fox-heads. Priests come next, with their quipus, or knotted-cord records; then warriors inarmor ofpolished bronze plates with javelins, war clubs, painted shields, and handleless battle-axes. The ax motif is seen in the headdress ofthe prince, amember ofthe imperial family.