calli (CQ)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph of a small house or building (calli) has been carved from the personal name (and date) Ce Calli. Brown T-shaped (wooden) beams appear at the opening of this building, which is possibly shown in profile, facing toward the viewer's right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This day sign differs from the calli in the Macuilli Calli glyph from the same codex, in that the other one has a wrap-around red roof. (See below.) The significance of this differentiation remains to be researched further.

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: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

houses, casas, buildings, edificios, architecture, 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.

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: