cuahuitl (TR46v)

cuahuitl (TR46v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This iconographic example of a tree shows one that has been broken by heavy winds. The top part has broken off and is bleeding, with four red flows shooting out in different directions. There is a yellowish jagged edge from which the blood emerges. The bottom part of the tree has a yellow jagged edge, too, and it has exuberant red, curling roots. Both parts of the tree have green foliage on short branches. The lower trunk has some mixed colors in the brown paint, including a bit of turquoise blue. The two parts are consciously connected by a short, straight, vertical black line.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

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