tepetl (Chav4)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element representing a hill or mountain (tepetl) shows a frontal view of a landscape drawing that diverges considerably from the earlier bell-shaped tepetl glyph. This hill has contours and shading that gives it three-dimensionality (suggesting European stylistic influence). This element comes from the compound glyph for Ocotepec.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

hills, mountains, cerros, montañas

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

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco), https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_03246_001/?sp=4&st=image

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.”