olli (MH533r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This glyphic element of olli (rubber) has been carved from the compound glyph of the personal name Olin ("Movement"). It shows what seems to be a cross-section of rubber ball that has a white layer on the outside. In the original compound, this olli is a phonetic complement to olin, its near homophone. But separated out like this, the olli here is just a logogram.

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Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


rubber balls, pelotas de hule

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