teponazo (FCbk4f19v)

teponazo (FCbk4f19v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of iconography is included here for the purpose of making comparisons with glyphs of the huehuetl and teponaztli drums. It shows how both were played by men standing. The huehuetl player (huehuetzotzonqui) uses his hands. The teponaztli player (teponazo or teponazoani) uses two drumsticks. The horizontal teponaztli here rests on a wooden structure. The huehuetl is quite tall, chest height. Another man (with a rattle?) stands nearby. All where white loincloths and white capes tied at the shoulder. The capes have a red trim.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

ni: auh in tlatzotzonqui, in veve
tzonqui, teponaço, teponaçoani

Gloss Normalization: 

ni: auh in tlatzotzonqui, in huehuetzonqui, teponatzo, teponatzoani

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


música, tambores, atabales, atabal, música, músicos, canciones, oficios, teponaztli, huehuetl, Códice Florentino

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

huehuetzotzonqui, one who plays the standing drum with the skin on top, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/huehuetzotzonqui
teponazo, a teponaztli drum player, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/teponazo
teponazoani, a teponaztli drum player, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/teponazoani
tepoazoa, to play the teponaztli drum, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/teponazoa

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

él que toca el tambor, un músico

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source, Rights: 

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