Nahui Olin (FCbk4f6v)

Nahui Olin (FCbk4f6v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful painting of the simplex glyph-plus-notation has as its focus the date Nahui Olin (or "Four Movement," 4-Movement). It shows a frontal view of the symbol for movement (olin), which has a yellow X-shape that has tips of red and blue. Nestled in the crux of the four legs of the X are small blue circles. At the center of the X is one red circle. The entirety is something like a quincunx. To the right of the symbol and connected to it by a red line, is one row of four small circles painted red. These circles represent the notation for the number four (nahui). This is one of several dates that are grouped in a box (see the contextualizing image, below). Typically, a single date will be boxed.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


tonalpohualli, calendarios, fechas, días, cuatro, movimiento, terremotos, temblores

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

Cuatro Movimiento, o 4-Movimiento

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source, Rights: 

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