mazaehuatl (Mdz42r)

mazaehuatl (Mdz42r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black, orange, and white painting is an iconographic example for the noun mazaehuatl (deerskin). It is a bird's eye view of a deerskin opened out flat. The head and white antlers are still attached, as are the black hooves.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

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

Codex Mendoza, folio 42 recto,, image 94 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

Original manuscript is held by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1; used here with the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0)