mitl chimalli (TR36v)

mitl chimalli (TR36v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This multicolored drawing is an iconographic example for the noun mitl chimalli ("the battle," or literally, arrow-shield).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


guerra, batallas, escudos, rodelas, flechas, coas, Valle de Toluca, Valle de Matlatzinco, Matlatzincas

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

mitl chimalli, war or battle, matla(tl), net,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

la guerra, la batalla

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 36 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

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