olli (MH579r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black line drawing of the element for rubber ball (olli) comes from the compound personal name Cuaol (perhaps "Head of Rubber," attested here as a man's name). This rubber ball seems to have three concentric circles, but that might not be intentional. See the black ball with the white outer layer below.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


balls, pelotas, hule

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

la pelota de hule

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).