capolin (CQ)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for a native cherry-like tree (capolin) has been carved from the compound glyph for the place name Capoltlacomulco. The tree is tall and upright with a rounded cap of green foliage. The greenish-brown trunk is spiny.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The gloss for the compound glyph begins chapol-, which would suggest grasshopper. But, given the visual element, it would appear that the "h" in chapol- is an error.

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: 

Randall Rodríguez

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

trees, arboles, fruits, frutas, food, alimento

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

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: