olli (Mdz37r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for olli (rubber or rubber ball) has been carved from the compound sign for the place name, Teloloapan.

Added Analysis: 

Unlike some of the glyphs, this ball does not have a white rim around it. Another thing to watch for is the way etl (beans) can look like the black rubber ball. See Chietlan (below, right), for an example.

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

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

la pella de hule

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 37 recto, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 84 of 188.

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).