capolin (CQ)

capolin (CQ)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the a local cherry-like tree, the capolin, shows a long trunk (unpainted) and a clump of green foliage at the top mixed with small round fruits (left unpainted).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This tree, the capulin, has had medicinal uses, as shown in our Online Nahuatl Dictionary. It may have been prevalent in this place. The Codex Mendoza glyphs for capolin show the red fruit (below).

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

Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 
Keywords: 

trees, √°rboles, plants, plantas, fruits, frutas

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

capol(in), an Indigenous cherry tree, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/capolin

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

el capulín

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

Historical Contextualizing Image: