cacallotl (CQ)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This glyphic element, cacallotl (perhaps nut tree or nut shell) has been carved from the compound place name Cacallotepec (perhaps "Nut Tree Hill"). It is a tree that, in the original compound, was standing in front of a hill or mountain. It has a green trunk that bifurcates into two groups of three fronds each. These are left uncolored.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

We are giving this noun the double "l," as it does not appear to have anything to do with ravens (cacalotl. Given that a nut shell can be a cacallotl, with the double "l," and the visual is a tree, we are leaning toward the interpretation of a nut tree.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

covers ruling men and women of Tecamachalco through 1593

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

southern Puebla state

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wod

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

Un árbol de nueces?

Image Source: 

The Codex Quetzalecatzin, aka Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec, Codex Ehecatepec-Huitziltepec, or Charles Ratton Codex. Library of Congress.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Library of Congress, current custodian of this pictorial Mexican manuscript, hosts a digital version online. It is not copyright protected.

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