macuahuitl (TR36v)

macuahuitl (TR36v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This tan and black painting is an iconographic example for the noun macuahuitl (hand-held wooden club).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

weapons, clubs, obsidian blades, armas, garrotes, hojas de obsidiana, manos, hands

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

macuahui(tl), hand-held wooden club,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

la macana

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 36 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

The non-commercial reuse of images from the Bibliothèque nationale de France is free as long as the user is in compliance with the legislation in force and provides the citation: “Source / Bibliothèque nationale de France” or “Source / BnF.”

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