quetza (Mdz12r)

quetza (Mdz12r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This glyphic element for the verb quetza (to get up or rise) has been carved from the compound glyph for Tonalli Imoquetzayan ("Sun's Usual Rising Place" or the "Location of the Dawn"). The element is a human leg in profile, facing toward the viewer's left. It is painted a flesh tone.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

legs, piernas, pararse, levantarse, get up, stand up, rise up

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

quetza, to get up, rise (when in the reflexive), https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/quetza

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

levantarse el que estaba asentado

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Alonso de Molina

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 12 recto, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 34 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).