Tepoztitlan (Mdz40v)

Tepoztitlan (Mdz40v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a painting of the simplex glyph for the place name Tepoztitlan. It shows a hatchet with a terracotta-colored wooden handle and a (probably copper, tepoztli) blade. The blade tip comes out the back of the handle. The front of the blade (on the viewer's right) is almost a triangle, but it flares at the outer edge.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

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Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

-tlan (locative suffix), place, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tlan

Image Source: 
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)