mapichtli (Mdz2v)

mapichtli (Mdz2v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for fist (mapichtli) has been carved from the compound glyph for Acampichtli. We had to extract bits of arrows from the fist, so it is not quite original, but one can see how it looked originally in the compound glyph. The fist (of a left hand) is upright or vertical. The fingers are curled. The skin is flesh tone.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, or by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

fists, puños

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

el puño

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).