xilotl (TR26r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for a tender maize cob [xilotl shows a frontal view of a full corn plant with one red ear of maize with yellow silk. The plant is white, but it also has a yellow tassel that curves toward the viewer's right.

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City


maize, corn, maíz, tierno, tender, green, plantas, plantas, agricultura

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

xilo(tl), tender ear of green maize, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/xilotl

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

la mazorca tierna, el jilote, el elote

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 26 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f77.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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