Ce Ocelotl (FCbk4f6v)

Ce Ocelotl (FCbk4f6v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful painting of a simplex glyph-plus-notation has as its focus the date Ce Ocelotl ("One Jaguar," or 1-Jaguar), in the religious divinatory calendar called the tonalpohualli. The glyph is a profile of a jaguar (ocelotl) facing toward the viewer's right. It is sitting, with its left front leg raised, perhaps to indicate motion and life. Its mouth is open, and its red tongue is protruding. Its coat is a golden color with black spots. The jaguar is sitting on a green mound. Above the jaguar is the notation, consisting of one small circle painted red. The entire date is boxed along with other dates, and boxing a date is often the case, even if each date is typically boxed by itself. Here, even there is a shared purpose of setting the glyph off from the text on this pages, as can be seen in the contextualizing image.

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, unos, jaguares, números

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

Uno Jaguar, 1-Jaguar

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source, Rights: 

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Historical Contextualizing Image: