yahualli (Mdz36r)

yahualli (Mdz36r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of iconography shows the base that helped a round-bottomed jug or pot stand upright. The name for it, yahualli, is the same word for "something round." Here the base is white, but some were woven from a material that is similar to the tompiatl (tompiate, in Mexican Spanish) of the modern day, such as a stiff palm frond, which is a yellow color. The jug, in this case, has a woven net around it and is terracotta in color.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

See additional circles and rounded 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: 

tecnología, la base para sostener una olla, cosas redondas, círculos, circles, rounded things, cantaros

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

yahual(li), something round or a base for a jug or pot, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/yahualli

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

assentadero de olla

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Alonso de Molina

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 36 recto, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 82 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

Original manuscript is held by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1; used here with the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0)