teocalli (Mdz23r)

teocalli (Mdz23r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element has been carved from the compound sign for the place name, Teocaltzinco. It shows a pre-contact temple in profile, facing right, but with the exception that the crest of the building is shown frontally.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood


templos con crestería

Museum & Rare Book Comparisons: 
Museum/Rare Book Notes: 

This teocalli (which is the name the INAH staff use for it) is in the archaeological site at Santa Cecilia Acatitlan (jurisdiction of Tlalnepantla, Mexico City). When it was reconstucted, the building at the top was added, possibly drawing from glyphs. Photo by Rebecca Horn, 13 August 2023.

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

el templo (con crestería)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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).