citlalin (MH775v)

citlalin (MH775v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing represents the element citlalin ("Star"). It depicts a frontal view of a star with eight points and a circle in the middle. It is taken from the Citlallach (MH775v) glyph, which can be found below.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The stylistics for this star suggest European influence. Compare earlier stars from the Codex Mendoza, for example, which are round white circles.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 

estrellas, celestial, cielo, noche

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

la estrella

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 775v, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: