cihuatl (Verg6v)

cihuatl (Verg6v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element representing woman (cihuatl) shows a woman's head in profile, looking toward the reader's left. Her hairstyle, the neaxtlahualli, gives it away that she is a woman of marriageable age. Her eye is open, and she has a pleasant expression. This element has been extracted from the compound glyph, Cihuatzincocol.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Tepetlaoztoc, near Tetzcoco

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

mujeres, women, hairdo, hairstyle, peinada, coiffure

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

la mujer

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

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