Zumarraga (TR47r)

Zumarraga (TR47r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of iconography from the Codex Telleriano-Remensis shows the first bishop of Mexico, Fray Juan de Zumárraga, lying horizontally. The gloss indicates that he is deceased. Accordingly, his eyes are closed. He also has a slight growth of beard (dots on his chin). His feet are bare, but he is dressed in his predominantly white religious regalia, with a tie at the waist, two hanging strips of cloth with crosses (+) at the ends, and he wears a mitre. His skin tone is shown as pink.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

We are providing a link in the dictionary field to the term obispo, which entered Nahuatl as a loanword. But the gloss here was written by a native speaker of Spanish.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

añodecinco casas y de
1549 murio primero bis
po demexico fray juo de

Gloss Normalization: 

año de cinco casas y de 1549, murió [el] primer obispo de México, fray Juan de Zumárraga

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 

obispos, bishops, deaths, muertes, muertos, religión cristiana

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

[Fray Juan de] Zumárraga

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 47 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f119.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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