citlalin (TR42v)

citlalin (TR42v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of iconography shows a frontal view of a white star (citlalin) on a turquoise blue sky background. The star has eight points. A similar European star with six points appears in the Codex Azcatitlan. See below for comparisons.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This star is not the starry or stellar eye or the white dot on a black background as seen in the Codex Mendoza. This star has a more European shape.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Image Source: 

The Codex Telleriano-Remensis is hosted on line by the Bibliothèque nationale de France. We have taken this detail shot from folio 42 verso.

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is not copyright protected, but please cite Gallica, the digital library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France or cite this Visual Lexicon of Aztec Hieroglyphs, ed. Stephanie Wood (Eugene, Ore.: Wired Humanities Projects, 2020–present).

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