xiuhatlatl (TR4v)

xiuhatlatl (TR4v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This xiuhatlatl (turquoise spear thrower) is included here as an example of iconography. A text identifies it. It has been extracted from the larger image of the Quecholli festival and month (see below). Interestingly, this one does not show any turquoise (xihuitl).

Description, 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

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

dardos, flechas, lanzadores, atlatl

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

el lanzador azul de dardos o flechas

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 4 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f34.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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