Ce Mazatl (FCbk4f8v)

Ce Mazatl (FCbk4f8v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful painting of a simplex glyph-plus-notation has as its focus the date Ce Mazatl ("One Deer," or 1-Deer), in the religious divinatory calendar called the tonalpohualli. The glyph is a deer (mazatl) in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. It is walking along, with its right front leg and its rear left leg both raised, giving it motion. It is walking on the earth with green blades of grass and two pink or red flowers across the landscape. Its coat ranges from light gray-brown on top, to tan, to white on the belly. This dear has hooves with two parts and antlers with multiple points. Above the deer's head is one small circle in the air; it is painted red. This is the notation for the number one (ce).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


tonalpohualli días, fechas, calendarios, animales, ciervos, cuernos

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Uno Ciervo, o 1-Ciervo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source, Rights: 

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