chantli (Mdz49r)

chantli (Mdz49r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element standing for chan or chantli has been extracted from the compound sign for the place name, Oxichan. It is a profile view of a building or house (calli), facing right, with its standard T-shaped entry way in a terracotta color (suggesting wooden lintels). The rest of the building (full of right angles) has a foundation that extends farther out than the roofline.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

There are a few examples of calli glyphs used for the term chan here in the database. The can be found, for example, in the Codex Mendoza, the Matrícula de Huexotzinco, and in the map of the Relación Geográfica of Cempohuallan.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

hogares, casas, edificios

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

el hogar

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 15 recto,, image 108 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).