cuahuitl (TR28r)

cuahuitl (TR28r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for a pile of wood cut from trees (cuahuitl) has been carved from the compound place name Cuauhnepantlatepec. The arrangement of the six logs, three leaning right and three leaning left, if very symmetrical and organized. It is shown in a frontal view. The stack of wood almost appears ready for a fire. The wood has been left white or natural.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

firewood, leña, logs, troncos, leño, talar

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

la leña

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 28 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

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