zoquitl (Mdz33r)

zoquitl (Mdz33r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for clay or mud (zoquitl)] has been carved from the compound sign for the place name, Zoquitzinco. The mud is black and shaped like a very round cloud, with scalloped edges.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

A place with mud or clay was probably a place where there was a ceramics tradition. Perhaps this refers to a smaller or lower Zoquitlan (the -tzinco of the original, full place name being a probable diminutive).

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

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

mud, clay

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

el lodo o el barro

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 33 recto, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 76 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).