nacochtli (Mdz71r)

nacochtli (Mdz71r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This iconographic element of a human ear (nacochtli) is provided here for the purpose of making comparisons with glyphs that contain ears. This ear is part of an elder male's head shown in profile, facing toward the right. His skin is a tan color. His ear has a horizontal ear plug. The viewer also sees that he has white hair, wrinkles, and a green headband.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, or by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City


orejas, joyas, anatomía

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

Codex Mendoza, folio 71 recto,, image 152 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)

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