tlaocolli (MH483v)

tlaocolli (MH483v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for sadness (tlaocolli) is a simplex glyph that is shared with the personal name, Tlaocol. It shows a man's head in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. Two streams of tears run down his cheeks.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Shapes and Perspectives: 

triste, lágrimas, tristeza

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

la tristeza

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 483v, World Digital Library,

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).

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