ahuatl (MH596r)

ahuatl (MH596r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element ahuatl (oak tree) has been extracted from the compound place name Ahuacuauhtitlan. The tree has a central core and some thin branches. Its leaves are small dots.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This oak tree is more realistic or representational than the glyphs for ahuatl in the Codex Mendoza. See below for comparisons.

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huexotzinco, Matrícula de (MH)

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


oak trees, robles, encinos

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 596r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=271st=image.

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).