tlantli (Azca7)

tlantli (Azca7)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This red and white painting of the glyphic element tlantli (teeth) has been taken from the place name glyph Azcatitlan (see below). In that compound it had a phonetic role, but isolated here it is a logogram for teeth. This element shows a profile view (facing right) of upper and lower teeth with pink lips or gums at the back.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

post-1550, but content about the migration from Aztlan to about 1527

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

perhaps Tlatelolco, Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

The Codex Azcatitlan is also known as the Histoire mexicaine, [Manuscrit] Mexicain 59–64. It is housed in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and hosted on line by the World Digital Library and the Library of Congress.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Library of Congress is “unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection.” But please cite Bibliothèque Nationale de France and this Visual Lexicon of Aztec Hieroglyphs.