Tlanitztlan (Mdz15v)

Tlanitztlan (Mdz15v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Tlanitztlan has two principal components, a lower leg and foot in profile, facing to the viewer's left, and a full set of teeth (tlantli) emerging from the shin (tlanitztli). The teeth provide the locative suffix -tlan, not any intended semantic contribution. The leg is a terracotta color; the teeth are white.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The full set of teeth as shown here have been associated with the post-position -titlan by Gordon Whittaker, but this is an exception. The artist may have placed them on the shin to draw attention to that particular part of the leg.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

tlaniztlan. puo

Gloss Normalization: 

Tlanitztlan, pueblo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, or by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

shins, sepinillas

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 15 verso,, image 41 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).