Ce Acatl (TR14v)

Ce Acatl (TR14v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful notation combined with a simplex glyph stands for a date that serves as a personal name, One Reed (Ce Acatl). It comes from the Codex Telleriano-Remensis. The one is a round, red circle connected to the reed (aca(tl)) by a black line. The reed, shown in a frontal view, is golden with leaves in gold, red, green, and blue. A purple/brown (eagle?) feather and a white down ball decorate the reed, reminding the viewer of the decorations for arrows. Typical of the acatl-as-date, the reed sits in a container. But this one is different from the norm. It is a golden container with light brown and white coloring and small black vertical lines at the base.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This name is from the 260-day divinatory calendar called the tonalpohualli. Calendrics were an important element in the Nahuas' religious view of the cosmos.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (of compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

dates, fechas, calendarios, reeds, canes, cañas, carrizos, 1-caña

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

Uno Caña, 1-Caña

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 14 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f54.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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