tenixyo (Mdz64r)

tenixyo (Mdz64r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of iconography is meant to provide a comparison to other things that have eyes (ixtli), presuming these are eyes around the border of a cloth. See the contextualizing image. Here, the row of eyes have a black background. The pupils are red, and the irises are white.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

See below for glyphs that include eyes.

Added 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

Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

diseños, mantas, telas, ojos, conchas, rojo, negro, blanco

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

tenixyo, something bordered with eyes(?) (with ixtli being the root), see the attestation from Olko (2005) at: https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/iztac
yo(tl), having that characteristic or quality/inalienable possession, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/yotl

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 64 recto, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 138 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

Original manuscript is held by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1; used here with the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Historical Contextualizing Image: