pachtontli (TR3v)

pachtontli (TR3v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of the pulque festival and month in the xiuhpohualli that is called pachtontli is included here as an example of iconography for use in comparisons with hieroglyphic writing. It provides examples of what we might call quetzalli feathers, a war shield (chimalli), a spear thrower (atlatl), disaster (teoatl tlachinolli), a red and white flint knife (tecpatl), and more.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

meses, calendarios, veintenas, veinte días, pulque, bebidas, beverages, feathers, shields, banners, tecpatl, plumas, rodelas, escudos, banderas, Teotleco association

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

Pachtontli, a month of 20 days associated with Huitzilopochtli and sacrifice,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(nombre de un mes, veintena, asociado con Huitzilopochtli y sacrificios)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 3 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

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