miccailhuitl (TR2r)

miccailhuitl (TR2r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of the pulque festival and month in the xiuhpohualli that is called miccailhuitl is included here as an example of iconography for use in comparisons with hieroglyphic writing. It provides examples of what we might call symbols associated with death and a deceased person (miquiztli and micqui), a carrying frame (perhaps a cacaxtli or a huacalli), quetzalli feathers, a flint knife (tecpatl), banners (panitl), and more.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

mic caylhujtl

Gloss Normalization: 


Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

la muerte, festivales, veinte día, nombres de meses, calendarios, religión, feathers, plumas, flags, banderas, shrouds, sudarios, tecpatl

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

(nombre de un mes de veinte días relacionado con la muerte)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 2 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f29.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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