tzontli (MH504r)

tzontli (MH504r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element of human hair (tzontli) has been carved from the compound glyph for the personal name Tezcatzon. Because the artist chose to attach the hair to a round mirror, the result is that the hair hangs from a line that curves upward on the ends. The hair is just a series of straight black lines.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


hair, cabello, pelos

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

el cabello, el pelo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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).