The Inca holding a golden sceptre with maize symbol at Sacsayhuaman during Inti Raymi festival, Cusco, Peru
Spears like this were called suchuc chiqui in quechua and in Inca times were symbols of power and authority.
Photograph ID: IntiRaymi2010D158
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