ixtli (MH521v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element of ixtli (eye) has been taken from the compound glyph for Atlix. The eye shows European stylistics; it has evolved considerably from the red and white stellar or starry eye of the Codex Mendoza of nearly two decades earlier. For example, it has an oval shape and something that looks like an eyebrow.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 

eyes, ojos, estilísticos europeos

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

el ojo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 521v, World Digital Library. https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=122&st=image

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).