tlaxcalli (TR28r)

tlaxcalli (TR28r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element of a tortilla (tlaxcalli) is a black-line drawing of a circle with a lot of short lines for texturing.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Compare this tortilla with others from the Codex Mendoza, which have parallel, paired hash marks, much like those that appear on corn cob faces. (See below.)

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

tortillas, maize, corn, maíz, food, comida

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

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 28 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

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