teopantli (Chav1)

teopantli (Chav1)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the noun teopan or teopantli (“church”) is mentioned in the Nahuatl text. The glyph shows a Christian church that was built in honor of the Virgin Mary in Huexotzinco (Huejotzingo, today). The building has a domed roof with a cross on top. It appears to be round, with an arched doorway, two tiny windows, and a triple-layered foundation. Shading on the right side creates three-dimensionality, showing European stylistic influence.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Like the tecpan (governing palace), which typically lacks an absolutive, the teopantli was often just called teopan.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
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Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 

iglesias, capillas, arquitectura religiosa

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

la iglesia

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco), https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_03246_001/?sp=1

Image Source, Rights: 

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco) is held by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México. It is published online by the World Digital Library and the Library of Congress, which is “unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection.”

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