metztli (FCbk11f214v)

metztli (FCbk11f214v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of metztli (the moon) has been carved from the compound glyph for Temetztli (see below). The moon is a crescent with a profile of a face tucked in the crescent, looking toward the viewer's right. Shading gives it a three-dimensionality, which suggests European artistic influence.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

metz(tli), moon, crescent, a month,

Image Source: 

World Digital Library, Library of Congress,

Image Source, Rights: 

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