nahui (CQ)

nahui (CQ)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This notation for the number four (nahui) has been carved from the compound personal name Nahui Xochitzin. The four circles are filled in with (L-R): red, yellow, yellow, and red.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Compare this notation for four with the other one in this collection from the Codex Quetzalecatzin. The colors given the circles in the middle are somewhat different, which makes one wonder whether this is random or significant.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

covers ruling men and women of Tecamachalco through 1593

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

southern Puebla state

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

numbers, nĂºmeros, four ones, cuatro unos

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


Image Source: 

The Codex Quetzalecatzin, aka Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec, Codex Ehecatepec-Huitziltepec, or Charles Ratton Codex. Library of Congress.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Library of Congress, current custodian of this pictorial Mexican manuscript, hosts a digital version online. It is not copyright protected.

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