Matlactli Tochtli (Mdz2r)

Matlactli Tochtli (Mdz2r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This combined simplex glyph and notation produces the date Ten Flint Rabbit (Matlactli Tochtli). It is contained in a black-line box (barely visible here). The combination is painted over with a turquoise blue. The rabbit is a head only, shown in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Its teeth are protruding. The ten ones are arranged in two groups of five (5 + 5 = 10). One group of five ones runs horizontally inside the top of the box, from the left corner. The other group runs vertically inside the right side of the box.

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

numbers, números, fechas, dates, calendarios, rabbits, conejos

Museum & Rare Book Comparisons: 
Museum/Rare Book Notes: 

Matlactli Tochtli. A date on the Altar del Guerrero con Corazones. Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Salón Mexica. Photograph by Robert Haskett, 14 February 14 2023.

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: 
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).