chantli (MH484v)

chantli (MH484v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for a home (chantli) has been carved from the compound glyph for the name Chamol. The home looks much like a house (calli). It is shown in profile, facing the viewer's right. It has the standard T-shaped beams in the entryway. It is drawn in black lines and left neutral.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

There are a few examples of chantli from the Codex Mendoza, that also look much like the calli glyph. In many cases, such as this one, what was needed was a phonetic "chan" rather than the stem "cal" from calli.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, modern state of Puebla

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

houses, homes, casas, hogares

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

el hogar

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 484v, World Digital Library,

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).