ixtli (MH485v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of an element represents an eye (ixtli). It has been carved from the compound personal name Ixtococ. The eye is shown in semi-profile, looking to the viewer's right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

For this element, we have removed the lower eyelashes, which had been added to emphasize the hair around the eye in the compound glyph. We might have removed the eyebrow, too. The glyph for ixtli in the Codex Mendoza is much more stylized (see below). This one seems to show Spanish influence.

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Xitlali Torres

Other Cultural Influences: 

eyes, ojos

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

el ojo

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 485v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/.

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).