yahualli (Mdz21v)

yahualli (Mdz21v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for a circle (yahualli) has been carved from the compound sign for the place name, Tlachyahualco.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

See additional round or circular things below, right.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

circles, círculos, algo redondo

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

yahual(li), something round, a circle, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/yahualli

Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

something round

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

el círculo, algo redondo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 21 verso, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 53 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).