comitl (TR26v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for a ceramic jug (comitl) has been carved from the place name for Tetzcoco, where the jug actually appears twice. The jug has a round base and a slightly flared mouth. Three handles are visible on this frontal view, one on each side and one in the front in the middle. The pottery has an earth tone.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

In the original compound glyph, this jug is a phonetic indicator for the locative suffix (-co).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

jarras, ollas, recipientes, jugs, jars, vessels, containers, ceramics, cerámica, barro, pottery, cántaros, cantarillos

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

la jarra

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 26 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

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