comitl (Verg6v)

comitl (Verg6v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element representing a frontal view of a comitl (pottery jug) shows a narrow neck, a flared mouth, and three (visible) handles. This element is from the compound Cihuatzincocol.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The glyph for comitl is fairly similar across manuscripts and regions. See below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Tepetlaoztoc, near Tetzcoco

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


cántaros, ollas, barro, cerámica, jugs, jars, containers

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

el cantaro

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wod

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

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Historical Contextualizing Image: