Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli (TR14v)

Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli (TR14v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of iconography features a deity called the Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, lord of Tlahuizcalpan, the place of the dawn's radiance. The full, standing figure wears many feathers and other adornments, all of various colors. It is shown in profile, looking to the viewer's right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

John Carlson has linked this deity or divine force to Venus in its Evening Star and Morning Star appearances, and the TR representation of this Lord of the Dawn has iconographic links to the Códice Maya de México, according to a public lecture given by Andrew Turner (4/14/2023).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

"El Señor del Resplandor del Amanecer"

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 14 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

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