Chicome Xochitl (FCbk4f7r)

Chicome Xochitl (FCbk4f7r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful painting of the simplex glyph-plus-notation has as its focus the date Chicome Xochitl (or "Seven Flower," 7-Flower). It shows a frontal view of a flower (xochitl) that has three petals of red fading down to yellow, a green stem, and two green leaves, one on each side of the stem. To the right of the flower and connected to it by a red line, are two horizontal rows of small circles painted red. These circles represent the notation for the number seven (chicome). The bottom row has five and the top row has two more. This is one of several dates that are grouped in a box (see the contextualizing image, below). Typically, a single date will be boxed.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


flores, números, calendarios, días, fechas, siete, tonalpohualli

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

Siete Flor, o 7-Flor

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source, Rights: 

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Historical Contextualizing Image: