comitl (Mdz36r)

comitl (Mdz36r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This iconographic example is meant to provide comparisons for glyphs that include jugs or ceramic jars (e.g. comitl). This is a tall, upright, terracotta-colored jug, in a frontal view. It has a handle on the right and left. It sits on a white ring to help stabilize it. It has netting over it, perhaps for each grabbing or holding. Its neck is flared.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City


barro, cerámica, cántaros, ollas, redes

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Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 36 recto,, image 82 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

Original manuscript is held by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1; used here with the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0)