olli (Mdz70r)

olli (Mdz70r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This iconographic example is provided here for support in the reading of the olli (rubber, ball) glyphs. The Spanish-language gloss provides "pelota," which is "ball." It is a black rubber ball.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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) and chian seeds can look like the black rubber ball. See Chietlan (below, right), for an example. Other potential glyphs that could be confused for this one are Tlilpotonque, Tlilhua, and Teconal.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Shapes and Perspectives: 

rubber balls, pelotas de hule

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

la pella de hule, la pelota

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

Original manuscript is held by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1; used here with the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0)