iyetl (MH504r)

iyetl (MH504r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the occupation involving the making of tobacco tubes or incense sticks (iyetl) shows a stick at an angle, leaning right, and the upper/right half of the stick is thicker and black, as though dipped in something.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Iyetl and acayetl are a challenge to distinguish visually. In his translations of the Cantares, John Bierhorst (Ballads of the Lords of New Spain, 2010, 24, note 117) calls iyetl "smoking tubes" and acayetl "reed incense."

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

tobacco, tobaco, incense, incienso, occupations, oficios

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

el tubo de tabaco, o la varita de incienso

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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).

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