cozcatl (MH484r)

cozcatl (MH484r)
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Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for necklace (cozcatl) has been carved from the compound sign for the personal name, Cozacuauhtli. It appears to be a leather thong with three beads. The entire necklace is not visible. From the historical contextual image, one can see that the necklace was presented as though going around the head of an eagle.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The noun cozcacuauhtli, from which this necklace derives, refers not really to an eagle but to a vulture, as found in the calendar.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Xitlali Torres and Stephanie Wood

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 484r, World Digital Library,,-...

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).

Historical Contextualizing Image: