izcalli (TR6v)

izcalli (TR6v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of the festival and month in the xiuhpohualli that is called izcalli is included here as an example of iconography. It provides examples of what we might call quetzalli feathers, a war shield (chimalli) and arrows (mitl), an atlatl, and more.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

meses, veintenas, veinte días, fiestas, religión, calendarios, deidades, divinidades, plantas, regeneración, crecimiento, feathers, plumas, shields, rodelas, escudos, atlatl, spear or dart thrower

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

Izcalli, a month of 20 days and a festival dedicated to Xiuhtecutli-Huehuetéotl-Ixcozauhqui and plant regenereation and growth, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/izcalli

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(nombre de un mes de veinte días que se trata de la regeneración y crecimiento de plantas)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 6 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f38.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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