amatl (Mdz23v)

amatl (Mdz23v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing is an iconographic example for the noun amatl (paper). The paper appears to be rolled up and tied with a cord.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

If the paper is a long strip, this would be a format likely known prior to contact. Some codices today are called tiras (Spanish for long strips).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

Codex Mendoza, folio 23 verso,, image 57 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

Original manuscript is held by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1; used here with the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0)