ocuilin (Mdz65r)

ocuilin (Mdz65r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph lacks a gloss, but knowing from the context that it is a worm, we are labeling it ocuilin (worm). Its curved, segmented body is shown in profile, leaning to the viewer's right. The worm has an open eye, two legs, and protruding teeth. Its mouth is beak-like, and it has a tassel (or the like) on top of its head.

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


worms, gusanos, verde

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

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).