huei miccailhuitl (TR2v)

huei miccailhuitl (TR2v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of the pulque festival and month in the xiuhpohualli that is called huei miccilhuitl is included here as an example of iconography for use in comparisons with hieroglyphic writing. It provides examples of what we might call symbols associated with death and a deceased person (miquiztli and micqui), a carrying frame (perhaps a cacaxtli or a huacalli), flowers (xochitl), banners (panitl), and more.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

vey miccaylhuitl

Gloss Normalization: 

huei miccaIlhuitl

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

la muerte, festivales, veinte días, nombres de meses, calendarios, religión, shroud, sudario, pintura facial, tecpatl, face paint, pintura de cara

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

(nombre de un mes de veinte días relacionado con la muerte)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 2 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

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