huitzquilitl (Mdz32r)

huitzquilitl (Mdz32r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for the herb huitzquilitl has been carved from the compound sign for the place name, Huitzquilocan. It shows three sprigs with two-tone green stems and green leaves.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This is both an edible plant and a medicinal plant, according to explanations in our Online Nahuatl Dictionary.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Shapes and Perspectives: 

edible herbs, medicinal herbs, hierbas comestibles, hierbas medicinales, plants, plantas, remedies, remedios, pahtli, patli

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

el cardo, o la hierba comestible

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Alonso de Molina

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 32 recto,, image 74 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).