tlalli (Mdz30r)

tlalli (Mdz30r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element has been carved from the compound sign for the place name, Tzihuinquilocan. It is the visual for tlalli, agricultural parcel, even if the stem tlal does not enter into the place name (whether phonetically or as part of the alphabetic gloss) from which this element was carved. It is a horizontal rectangle, divided into portions, purple and orange, with black dots and u-shaped markings across the various portions.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

land, earth, agricultural parcel

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

la tierra, la parcela agrícola

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 30 recto,, image 70 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).