ichcatl (Mdz55r)

ichcatl (Mdz55r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for ichcatl) (cotton, cotton boll, cotton flower) has been carved from the compound sign for the place name, Ichcatlan. The cotton glyph has three white balls, each with dotting around the inside edges and with one inverted "u" shape inside the balls. There is a tripartite green stem at the base of the balls, lighter green toward the bottom and darker green reaching upward.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 


Image Source: 
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).

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