ixica (Mdz40r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a multicolored painting of the glyphic element showing the noun ixica. It has been carved from the compound glyph Ixicayan (see below). It shows water (atl) leaking from the horizontal red and yellow crevice at the bottom of a mountain or hill (tepetl).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The red and yellow colors coincide with access points to interiors, whether bodily human interiors or interiors into the Earth. See the article on the meaning of red and yellow on the left.

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

Cultural Content & Iconography: 

fugas, agua, gotas

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

Codex Mendoza, folio 40 recto, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 90 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

Original manuscript is held by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1; used here with the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0)

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