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CAMINA EL AUTOR: THE NEW CHRONICLE AND GOOD GOVERNMENT BY GUAMAN POMA DE AYALA
CAMINA EL AUTOR: THE NEW CHRONICLE AND GOOD GOVERNMENT BY GUAMAN POMA DE AYALAPHOTO: ONG SOR FERN
REDISCOVER: TELOK AYER
REDISCOVER: TELOK AYERPHOTO: ONG SOR FERN
MAHLER'S RESURRECTION SYMPHONY
MAHLER'S RESURRECTION SYMPHONYPHOTO: ST FILE

The Inca idea of justice once meant throwing a prisoner into a cell alongside pumas, bears and snakes.

This is one of the many vivid hand-drawn images created by Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala for his seminal book Nueva coronica y buen gobierno (New Chronicle And Good Government).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2020, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe