Itzmiquilpan (Mdz27r)

Itzmiquilpan (Mdz27r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a multicolored painting of the compound glyph for the place name Itzmiquilpan.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

yzmiquilpā. puo

Gloss Normalization: 

Itzmiquilpan, pueblo (or Itzmilquilpan?)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, or by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 
Reading Order, Notes: 

The reading goes down from the top, and then back up.


obsidian blades, flint knife, flint knives, flints, herbs, agricultural field, land

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

itz(tli), obsidian blade,
quili(tl), edible herbs and vegetables,
mil(li), agricultural field, kitchen garden,, milli

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 27 recto,, image 64 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).