comitl (Mdz21v)

comitl (Mdz21v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for a ceramic jug (comitl) has been carved from the compound sign for the place name, Contlan. This jug is very round but flat-bottomed, has a flared neck, two small handles, one on each side, and it is terracotta colored.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Xitlali Torres

Shapes and Perspectives: 

jug, jugs, pots, vessels, ceramics, cantarillos, cántaros, ollas

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

Codex Mendoza, folio 21 verso,, image 53 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).