yohualli (Mdz63r)

yohualli (Mdz63r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of iconography showing a night sky is provided here for making comparisons with glyphs. This scene features the sky as a purple mound turned upside down. On this surface are a large number of starry eyes (red and white).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

la noche

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, or by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood


noche, estrellas, ojos

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

la noche

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 63 recto, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 136 out of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

The page number will vary as you go through the place name glyphs. For example, the glyph for the town name Acolhuacan is 5v. In that case what you will put into the Compound Sign Image Source field will be:

Historical Contextualizing Image: