panquetzaliztli (TR5r)

panquetzaliztli (TR5r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This multi-colored drawing of the feast and fifteenth month, called panquetzaliztli, serves here as an iconographic example for making comparisons of details with hieroglyphic writing. This painting provides examples of what we might call cactli (sandals), green quetzalli feathers, panitl (banners), and much more.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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: 

banners, feathers, Huitzilopochtli, sacrificios, banderas, plumas, veinte días, veintenas, calendarios, meses, pintura de la cara, face paint, profile, facing right, sandalias, cactli, sandals

Museum & Rare Book Comparisons: 
Museum/Rare Book Notes: 

This public domain image of the Panquetzaliztli, 15th month fiesta, shows a man holding a large flag associated with the events. This page from the Tovar Codex was digitized by the John Brown Carter Library.

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

Panquetzaliztli, a month of 20 days, associated with Huitzilopochtli and sacrifices,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(nombre de un mes de veinte días relacionado con Huitzilopochtli y el sacrificio)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 5 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

The non-commercial reuse of images from the Bibliothèque nationale de France is free as long as the user is in compliance with the legislation in force and provides the citation: “Source / Bibliothèque nationale de France” or “Source / BnF.”