michin (TR25v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element for a fish (michin) has been carved from the compound glyph of the place name for Michhuacan (Michoacán, today). The fish is horizontal and shown in profile view, facing toward the viewer's right. Its scales and fins are drawn in fine detail. Its visible eye is open, and its mouth is open slightly, too.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


fish, peces, pescado

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

el pez

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 25 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f76.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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