xochitl (CQ)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for flower (xochitl) has been carved from the compound personal name Nahui Xochitzin (attested as pertaining to a man), which is a date. This is a tripartite flower with three red rounded petals and a white, tripartite sepal that would have connected to a stem.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The flower is a day sign in the calendar, which gave it a divinatory and ritual significance, and it was a name given to offspring.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

covers ruling men and women of Tecamachalco through 1593

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

southern Puebla state

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 

flowers, flores

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

la flor

Image Source: 

The Codex Quetzalecatzin, aka Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec, Codex Ehecatepec-Huitziltepec, or Charles Ratton Codex. Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017590521/

Image Source, Rights: 

The Library of Congress, current custodian of this pictorial Mexican manuscript, hosts a digital version online. It is not copyright protected.

Historical Contextualizing Image: