Ce Calli (CQ)

Ce Calli (CQ)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This combined simplex glyph with a notation stands for a day sign that is the personal name Ce Calli (One House, or 1-House). It has two notable elements. One is a small circle filled with red paint, which stands for the number one. The other element is a small house in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. The house is largely uncolored except for a horizontal beam that seems to be yellow or golden, probably indicating wood.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The contextualizing image shows that the person who has this name is an elite male who wears a cape and sits in the typical male posture with his knees up under his chin. Calli is both a year and a day sign in the Mesoamerican calendar, and individuals could be given this name if they were born on the indicated date. The color red for the notation may suggest that the color pattern for ones in notations from the Codex Quetzalecatzin starts with red. Sometimes it appears that way in other examples we have. This name comes from the tonalpohualli, the 260-day divinatory calendar. Calendrics were an important element in the Nahuas' and Mixtecs' religious views of the cosmos.

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

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Randall Rodríguez

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 
Other Cultural Influences: 

one, uno, house, casa, names, nombres, dates, fechas, buildings, edificios, numbers, números, xiuhpohualli, año, turquesa, xihuitl

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

Uno Casa, 1-Casa

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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: