papalotl (MH544r)

papalotl (MH544r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This painting, made entirely in black (for a specific reason), of the noun papalotl ("butterfly"), is a double of the compound glyph Tlilpapalotl (see below). The butterfly is facing to the reader's right. Its wings are raised as though in flight. A spiral emerges from its face.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
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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).