pochotl (TR25r)

pochotl (TR25r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for the silk cotton tree (pochotl) has been carved from the compound glyph for the place name Pochotlan. This is a frontal view of a tree with a star-burst of blue branches, a brown trunk, and long, visible, brown roots in a shape like a claw.

Added Analysis: 

This collection includes a considerable variety of trees, but this pochotl does not repeat (as of March 2023). A quick-search of the word for tree will bring up a great many examples.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Shapes and Perspectives: 

trees, árboles

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

El Pochote

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 25 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f75.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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