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Tlálloc, el cerro, la olla y el "chalchihuitl". Una interpretación de la lámina 25 del "Códice Borbónico"

Abstract : The objective of this article is to propose by no means exhaustive, interpretation of the scene painted in the Codex Borbonicus folio 25. Aft er a description of the painting and a brief study of the glosses, we propose an analysis of its symbolism, by establishing a link with certain off erings of the Great Temple of Mexico-Tenochtitlan. It represents the procession which goes to the mountain-temple of Tlalloc during the feast of the month Huey Tozoztli, the fourth period of xiuhpoalli. Although this feast is usually dedicated to the god or goddess of maize, it is here apparently about a rite in honour of the Rain God. Th e "reading" of the painting allows us to establish correspondences with certain off erings of the Huey teocalli of Mexico-Tenochtitlan. Relying in addition on certain metaphors of the language nahuatl as well as on iconographic representations (in the other folios of the Codex Borbonicus but also in the other pre-Columbian or colonial Mexican pictographic manuscripts) and vessels with effi gy of Tlalloc proceeding from the Huey Teocalli of the Aztec capital, it puts of embossment on the narrow link between the god of the rain, the hill, the vessel and the chalchihuitl.
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José Contel. Tlálloc, el cerro, la olla y el "chalchihuitl". Una interpretación de la lámina 25 del "Códice Borbónico". Itinerarios. Revista de estudios lingüísticos, literarios, históricos y antropológicos, Instituto de Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos (Polonia), 2008, Los códices mesoamericanos como fuente de estudio de las culturas indígenas. ⟨hal-02149683⟩



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