tecuilhuitontli (TR1r)

tecuilhuitontli (TR1r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of the festival and month called tecuilhuitontli, in the xiuhpohualli calendar, is included here as an example of iconography for use in comparisons with hieroglyphic writing. It provides examples of what we might call sandals (cacatli), dancers' leg bells (coyolli), paper (amatl) adornments with black liquid rubber (olli) designs, turquoise (xihuitl) jewelry, quetzalli feathers, and more.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

tecuil vitontl.

Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

sal, salteros, salt, water, agua, banners, banderas, lluvia, rain, deidades, divinidades, religión, fiestas, meses, veintenas, veinte días, calendarios, textiles, plumas, sandalias, cactli, xo, face paint, earplug, orejera

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

Tecuilhuitontli, a month of 20 days, a festival associated with a divine force relating to salt workers, salt water, and rain, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tecuilhuitontli

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(nombre de un mes de veinte días relacionado con la diosa de los salineros, agua salada, y la lluvia)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 1 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f27.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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