Tlacuilollan (LTlax302v)

Tlacuilollan (LTlax302v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph shows a piece of paper with lines of "writing" (tlacuilolli) which are really just illegible wavy lines. A hand--with partial arm showing, and either wearing a shirt with a ruffled sleeve or wearing a bracelet--holds an implement that is making the wavy lines.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This image is useful for analyzing how writing is shown in Nahua glyphs and in iconography. This one appears to be influenced by European ways of writing in lines on a single sheet of paper, not screen-folded. The writing, although illegible, has the appearance of alphabetic writing, not hieroglyphic writing.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1580s

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 

papel, escribir, escrituras

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

Junto a La Escritura

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

"Reconstrucción histórica digital del Lienzo de Tlaxcala," UNAM,

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript can be reproduced for non-profit purposes, as long as the images are not mutilated, and with full citation and link to the source. Please also cite this Visual Lexicon of Aztec Hieroglyphs (see splash page for recommended citation format)..

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