coyoctli (Mdz5v)

coyoctli (Mdz5v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for coyoctli (hole) has been carved from the compound glyph for the place name Coyoacan. In order to show the hole, we have retained some of the animal's coat around the whole. The hole is round and white in color. The coyote's coat is orange.

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

Shapes and Perspectives: 

holes, huecos, hoyos, agujeros

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 


Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

el hoyo, el hueco, el agujero

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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).

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