Izhuatlan (Mdz13v)

Izhuatlan (Mdz13v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the place name Izhuatlan doubles as the glyph for the leaves or pieces of paper called izhuatl. The glyph is an upright plant, white, with many leaves. The stem of the plant appears wrapped or bound.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

yzhuatlan. puo

Gloss Normalization: 

Izhuatlan, pueblo

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

leaves, pages, hojas

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

izhua(tl), a leaf or leaves, pages, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/izhuatl
-tlan (locative suffix), https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/tlan

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

la hoja, las hojas

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 13 verso, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 37 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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