ocotl (Chav4)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element representing a torch pine tree (ocotl) shows a frontal view of a tree with six branches. The branches have lots of pine needles. They also have pinecones, one at the tip of each branch. The pinecones have two, separated, wavy lines across their middles.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Akin to this glyph, the image of the ocotl tree from folio 10 recto of the Codex Mendoza also has pinecones to clarify what type of tree it is. The Mendoza glyph is more streamlined than this one, which verges on a landscape painting.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

fatwood, torch pine, kindling, wood, pinos para antorchas

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

el ocote, el pino antorcha

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco), https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_03246_001/?sp=4&st=image

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.”