Acamapichtli (TR29v)

Acamapichtli (TR29v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the personal name Acamapichtli (and, in the reverential, Acamapichtzin) shows three canes or reeds (acatl), which are sometimes interpreted as carrizo in Spanish. The canes are gold in color and segmented. A right hand with a fist (mapichtli) is holding onto the canes. These reeds were used for making arrows, even though they are not arrows here.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Acamapichtli ("Fistful of Reeds"), a Tenochca, was the first ruler of Tenochtitlan, the Mexica capital. See Mexicolore for another image of him that has a similar glyph to this one. That image is from the Codex Azcatitlan.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

rulers, gobernantes, cañas, carrizos, hands, manos, fists, puños

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Caña-Puño, o un Puño de Cañas

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 29 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

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