Antonio Sinchi Roca Inka

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Antonio Sinchi Roca Inka (17th century), was a Quechua painter from Peru and part of the Cuzco School.


His exact years of birth and death are not known, but Inka is from the town of Maras, Peru, located 40.8 kilometers northwest of Cuzco.


Sinchi Roca is the name of the second Sapa Inca who ruled the Inca Empire in the 13th century. The artist is often known simply as Antonio Sinchi Roca or Antonio Sinchi Roca Inca.


Inka was primarily a religious-themed painter, who performed works for church commissions. His style is of the Cuzco School. A major patron of the Cusco artists Bishop Manuel de Mollinedo y Angulo was one who financially assisted Inka.


Inka's work is in the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, Cusco,[1] which feature prophets, evangelists, and sacraments. His paintings are also in the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Maras.[2]


  1. ^ "Cusco Tours." Peruvian Tours. Retrieved 7 Oct 2013.
  2. ^ "Maras Cusco, Maras del Valle Sagrado." Origen Andino. (Spanish) Retrieved 7 Oct 2013.


  • Fane, Diana, ed. Converging Cultures: Art and Identity in Spanish America. New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1996. ISBN 0-87273-134-0.

Further reading[edit]

  • Velarde, Teófilo Benavente, Alejandro Martínez Frisancho. El pintor de la colonia Don Antonio Sinchi Rocca Inca. Cuzco, Peru: H.G. Rozas S.A., 1965.