Comitlan (Mdz13v)

Comitlan (Mdz13v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

The simplex glyph for comitl) (ceramic pot or vessel) stands for the full place name Comitlan. This jug (comitl) is tall and round, terracotta-colored, with a small handle on the right and the left, and a flared neck. The -tlan (locative suffix) is not represented visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

comitlan, puo

Gloss Normalization: 

Comitlan, pueblo

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

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood


cantaros, cerámica, barro

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

Codex Mendoza, folio 13 verso,, image 37 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).