macuahuitl (LTlax303r)

macuahuitl (LTlax303r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing is an iconographic example for the noun, macuahuitl (a handheld wooden club studded with obsidian blades).

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1580s

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

macuahui(tl), obsidian-blade-studded club,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

la macana

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

"Reconstrucción histórica digital del Lienzo de Tlaxcala," UNAM,

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript can be reproduced for non-profit purposes, as long as the images are not mutilated, and with full citation and link to the source. Please also cite this Visual Lexicon of Aztec Hieroglyphs (see splash page for recommended citation format)..

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