Matlactli Tochtli (FCbk4f34v)

Matlactli Tochtli (FCbk4f34v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful simplex glyph-plus-notation shows a date in the tonalpohualli, religious divinatory calendar. The day sign here is the tochtli (rabbit), shown in profile facing toward the viewer's right. Its coat is mottled, and it is a darker brown on its back than on its stomach. The animal is somewhat hunkered down in some grass. Above the rabbit are two rows of five small circles painted red and strung together with horizontal lines. These represent the number matlactli (ten). There is a box around this date glyph, which is typical, even though the separation here is also meant to set the visuals off from the text.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

matlactli tochtli

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


tonalpohualli, días, fechas, calendarios, animales, conejos, diez

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

Diez Conejo, o 10-Conejo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source, Rights: 

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