Tecpatzinco (Mdz24v)

Tecpatzinco (Mdz24v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Tecpatzinco has two key elements sitting atop a mountain or hill (tepetl), the latter seeming mainly to provide a locative. On the right is an upright, pointed flint knife (tecpatl), red at the top and white at the bottom. The two colors separate diagonally. To the left of the knife is the lower portion of a male, terracotta-colored human body, in profile, facing to the viewer's right, and emphasizing the rear end or buttocks (tzintli). We know this person is male, because the white belt of the loincloth is visible.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
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

Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

pedernales, nalgas, cerros, montañas

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

-tzinco (locative suffix), lower, little, or new [town], https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tzinco

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 24 verso, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 59 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).