Category Archives: Aztec

Images for: Case Study for Development of a Visual Grammar

 

 

Mayahuel and Maguey as Teotl in the Directional Tree Panels of the Codex Borgia

article written by Felicia Rhapsody Lopez


 

Figure 1:  Codex Borgia 49, with labeled overlay

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Figure 2:  Detail of the primary tree/bird [C.7.] on Codex Borgia 51

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Figure 3: Detail of Mayahuel/maguey from Codex Laud 9

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Figure 4:  Detail of the animated day sign [C.1.] on Codex Borgia 51, highlighting a repeating symbol (the Mayahuel Band)

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Figure 5:  Detail the central corn/maize tree on Codex Borgia 53

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Figure 6:   a) Detail of maguey from Codex Vaticanus B 40,   b) detail of Mayahuel/maguey from Codex Fejervary-Mayer 28,   c) detail of Mayahuel/maguey from Codex Borgia 16

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Figure 7:  Detail of the day sign malinalli from Codex Borgia 18

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Figure 8: a) Detail of Tetzineuh from Codex Mendoza 2r,    b) detail of Metepec from Codex Mendoza 10r

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Figure 9: From Codex Xolotl

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Figure 10:  Codex Borgia 49

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Figure 11:   a) Detail of Sky Bearer’s associated emblems [B.] on Codex Borgia 49,  b) Detail of emblems on the primary tree/bird [C.7.] on Codex Borgia 49  c) detail of the items held by the descending male figure [C.5.] in Codex Borgia 49 d) detail of the items held by the descending female figure [C.5.] in Codex Borgia 49

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Figure 12:  a) Detail of the items held by the descending male figure [C.5.] in Codex Borgia 51,   d) detail of the items held by the descending female figure [C.5.] in Codex Borgia 51

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