cuahuitl (Mdz5v)

cuahuitl (Mdz5v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for cuahuitl (tree) has been carved from the compound glyph for the place name Cuauhtitlan. It is a standard, upright tree with a terracotta-colored trunk, a leader and two side branches (all with two-tone green foliage), and exposed, red, curling roots.

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

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 


Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 05 verso,, image 21 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).

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