calli (CQ)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element has been separated from the combined glyph plus notation for the name Macuilli Calli, or 5-House. It is a sign for a house or building [cal(li)] with a red roof, a brown wooden beam at the entrance, and a white foundation. The Ce Calli glyph from this same codex does not have this wrap-around red roof (see below). The difference remains to be explained.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

As the contextualizing image shows, this house is part of a combined glyph-notation for the date Five House, a date in the Mesoamerican calendar. It is the name of a lord who sits on an icpalli (seat of status) that is covered with a jaguar skin. He also wears a cape tied above his shoulder. It is made of white cloth with a red trim.

Added 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

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 
Keywords: 

houses, buildings, architecture, casas, edificios, arquitectura

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

la casa,o el edificio

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Ofelia Cruz Morales

Image Source: 

The Codex Quetzalecatzin, aka Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec, Codex Ehecatepec-Huitziltepec, or Charles Ratton Codex. Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017590521/

Image Source, Rights: 

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

Historical Contextualizing Image: