chalchihuitl (TR20v)

chalchihuitl (TR20v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of the iconography of green stones or jade (chalchihui(tl)] comes from the Codex Telleriano-Remansis. It is a detail from the representation of the divine force called Chalchiuhtotolin (see below). This example shows three green stones interspersed with brown turkey feathers. The gems have a green upper part, then a red band, a smaller white band that is segmented, and finally a white half-circle with a concentric u-shape.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood


jades, green stones, gems, joyas

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 20 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

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