Xicochimalco (TR40r)

Xicochimalco (TR40r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful painting of the compound glyph for the place name Xicochimalco ("At the Bee-Shield") shows a round white war shield with a black and yellow bee (xicotli) in the middle. A white paper flag stands up from behind the shield. Also behind the shield are horizontal arrows with feathers.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Remarkably, a map of Xicochimalco from litigation over land in 1802 has a sign of a bee above the central church of the town. However, perhaps not surprisingly given the colonial context, the war shield and arrows are not there.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

bees, abejas, avispas, flechas, escudos, rodelas, plumas

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

En la Rodela de la Abeja

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 40 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f105.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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