oquichtli (T1871:1)

oquichtli (T1871:1)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of iconography shows a man (oquichtli) standing in profile, facing to the viewer's left. His hair is long and hangs down his back. He wears a cape or cloak (tilmatli) that reaches to just above his knees and is secured with a knot on his left shoulder. He also wears sandals. His arms are not visible; they are probably under his cloak.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This man is part of a pair, male and female, who supervise the agricultural parcels that appear on the same document, ensuring the production of the tributes that are specified as coming from the land. These "tlapixque" (guardians) are said to be "one man" and "one woman." But they are not described as a couple per se.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

çe oquichtli

Gloss Normalization: 

ce oquichtli

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Cuauhtla, Morelos

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Xitlali Torres and Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

men, hombres, tributos, tierras, guardianes

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

un hombre

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Single-page codex, Archivo General de la Nación, México, Ramo de Tierras, vol. 1871, exp. 1, fol. 28r.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Archivo General de la Nación (AGN), México, holds the original manuscript. This image is published here under a Creative Commons license, asking that you cite the AGN and this Visual Lexicon of Aztec Hieroglyphs.