Tezcatepec (TR27r)

Tezcatepec (TR27r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Tezcatepec ("Mirror-Mountain") shows a frontal view of a mirror (tezcatl) before a mountain (tepetl), or "-tepec," at or on the mountain]. The mirror is round with a tan (wooden?) perimeter and a gray center. The mountain is a standard bell=shape with curling rocky outcroppings on the slopes and a horizontal white band near the base.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The mirror in this glyph might intend a black reflective portion, possibly made of a polished obsidian, if we compare it to other mirrors in this collection. The frame could be wooden.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Tezcatepetl (or better, Tezcatepec)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood and Stephanie Wood

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

mirrors, espejos, mountains, montañas, hills, cerros

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 27 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f79.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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