nauhtzontli (Chav1)

nauhtzontli (Chav1)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This notation-glyph shows a frontal view of four bundles of sticks, grass blades, or hairs, each one called a tzontli, and each one is worth a count of 400. The bundles are vertical. They are wrapped with a band of white with a stepped design. Given that there are four tzontli (nauhtzontli), this represents 1,600 (a subtotal or part of a much larger count referring to pesos). (See the text in the contextualizing image, below, and/or go to the original page.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 

cuatro tzontles, palos, pelos, hierbas, números

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

mil seiscientos, 1600

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco),

Image Source, Rights: 

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco) is held by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México. It is published online by the World Digital Library and the Library of Congress, which is “unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection.”

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