tequizqui (TR32r)

tequizqui (TR32r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This multicolored painting is an iconographic example of tequizqui (snow or hail). It consists of numerous dots all around a temple, people, a tree and more. On both sides of the scene, the hail or snow takes the shape of streams falling down, something like water, but without droplets, shells, or lines of current.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


nieves, heladas, congelación, muertes, mortandad

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 32 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f89.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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