Ome Tochtli (FCbk4f11r)

Ome Tochtli (FCbk4f11r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This painting of the simplex glyph-plus-notation stands for the date Ome Tochtli ("Two Rabbit," or 2-Rabbit). It is a day sign in the religious 260-day calendar called the tonalpohualli. It shows a three-dimensional rabbit (tochtli) in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. His fur is textured. Above his back are two small circles painted red, standing for the number two (ome). The rabbit appears on a landscape with greenery in front and behind him, and the grown is painted green. The rabbit appears to be nibbling on a blade of grass. The landscape features reveal stylistics that suggest European influence. This date is boxed, the way many dates are found. The contextualizing image shows that this box contains two dates, this one and another, Ome Calle (Two House).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Rabbit (tochtli) and house (calli) are both year signs and day signs. To see the full page in the Digital Florentine Codex, go to:

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 

tonalpohualli, años, fechas, calendarios, animales, conejos, religión indígena

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

Dos Conejo, o 2-Conejo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source, Rights: 

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Historical Contextualizing Image: