Tepechpan (Mdz21v)

Tepechpan (Mdz21v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Tepechpan includes a partial, upright leg and (right) foot in profile, stepping on a stone foundation or flooring (tepechtli. The foot is on (-pan) the stone foundation. The human body part is a terracotta color, and the stone is a horizontal rectangle with alternating wavy lines of terracotta and purple and a curly rocky outcropping at the top and bottom.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This glyph can double for tepechtli. The foot is not required, but the foot does convey something of the fact that this is flooring or a foundation, upon which people stand and walk. Perhaps the person is thought to be crossing over the foundation, which could imply the verb pano, alternatively providing the -pan locative. Often, the -pan is indicated by a foot print (as in the compound glyphs for Texopan and Tlaltizapan, see below).
While the gloss for this particular example of Tepechpan does not include the final "n," the other one in the collection does include it. So, we are giving the spelling of the town name as having the final "n."

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Tepechpan, pueblo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

feet, pies, stones, piedras, flooring, pisos, bases arquitectónicos

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

Codex Mendoza, folio 21 verso, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 53 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)