mama (Azca11)

mama (Azca11)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This multicolored painting is an iconographic example for which we have selected the verb mama (to carry). A woman, shown in profile, has a white cottong bundle on her back that is tied over her chest. She wears a huipilli, a woman's traditional blouse. She also has what may be white cotton ties in her hair. Her skin is tan-colored. Her eye is open.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

post-1550, but content about the migration from Aztlan to about 1527

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

perhaps Tlatelolco, Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

The Codex Azcatitlan is also known as the Histoire mexicaine, [Manuscrit] Mexicain 59–64. It is housed in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and hosted on line by the World Digital Library and the Library of Congress.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Library of Congress is “unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection.” But please cite Bibliothèque Nationale de France and this Visual Lexicon of Aztec Hieroglyphs.

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