Eyi Tzopilotl (FCbk4f6v)

Eyi Tzopilotl (FCbk4f6v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful painting of a simplex glyph-plus-notation has as its focus the date Eyi Tzopilotl ("Three Turkey Vulture," or 3-Turkey Vulture), in the religious divinatory calendar called the tonalpohualli. The glyph is a profile of the head of a turkey vulture (tzopilotl), facing toward the viewer's right. Its visible eye is open, but its beak is closed. The coloring of the feathers is white to dark grey, and with red on the face and neck. To the right of the turkey vulture's head and connected to it by a red line is the notation for the number three (eyi), consisting of a row of three small circles painted yellow. The entire date is boxed, which is often the case with dates, even if there is a shared purpose of setting the glyph off from the text on this pages, as can be seen in the contextualizing image.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


tonalpohualli, calendarios, fechas, días, animales, pájaros

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

Tres Zopilote, o 3-Zopilote

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source, Rights: 

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Historical Contextualizing Image: