Tecozauhtlan (Mdz16r)

Tecozauhtlan (Mdz16r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Tecozauhtlan has two main components. One is a horizontal stone (tetl) with the usual alternating wavy lines of purple and terracotta orange and the curling ends. The other is a circle painted yellow with black dots and eight small circles mixed in among the dots, a cozauhqui (something turned yellow).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The verb cozahui) means to turn yellow, so a stone that has turned yellow can be the tecozauhuitl, yellow ochre, which is the ultimate reading for the compound glyph. The locative suffix, -tlan, is either not shown visually (usually drawn from the phonetic value provided by tlantli, teeth), or the locative is implied in the rocky soil.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

tecoçauhtla. puo

Gloss Normalization: 

Tecozauhtlan, pueblo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, or by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 16 recto, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 42 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).