cozcatl (TR43r)

cozcatl (TR43r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

We have named this iconographic element cozcatl based on the gloss that says "collares" (necklaces), but the term could also be teocuitlacozcatl (gold necklace, or, as Molina translates it, a jewel of great value). This necklace appears to be strung on a red leather strip, and it seemingly has nine alternating turquoise and jade beads and ten golden bells hanging below the beads. The contextualizing image shows that a man is carrying the necklace, and it is half the size of his body, so very large.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

collares deoro

Gloss Normalization: 

collares de oro

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


necklaces, collares, gold, oro, teocuitlatl, chalchihuitl, xihuitl

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

el collar

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

The Codex Telleriano-Remensis is hosted on line by the Bibliothèque nationale de France. We have taken this detail shot from the indicated folio.

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is not copyright protected, but please cite Gallica, the digital library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France or cite this Visual Lexicon of Aztec Hieroglyphs, ed. Stephanie Wood (Eugene, Ore.: Wired Humanities Projects, 2020–present).

Historical Contextualizing Image: