Enrique Berlin, a wholesale vegetable merchant of German Jewish origin living in Mexico City, identified the glyphic
names of several Maya cities (without being able to suggest their pronunciation), and showed that glyphs on a sarcophagus at Palenque were personal names; Yurii Knorosov, a Russian anthropological linguist, demonstrated the syllabic nature of the writing; and the Russian born, US raised, Tatiana Proskouriakoff, who by purely graphic analysis identified certain glyphs as verbs (to be born, to capture, to ascend the throne, etc.
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan made another series of glyphic
speeches, which people interpreted as meaning that the Fed will not move on interest rates until there is meaningful job creation or inflation.
content of Figure 1 demonstrates that Nezahualcoyotl and Huehue Moctezuma were engaged in the conquest of Cuauhtitlan during the year 7 Rabbit (1434).
Volume I (with eight chapters and eleven appendices) is made up of articles dealing with the physical description, history and subject matter of the codex, analyses of its pictorial style and glyphic
conventions, with studies of the ethnographic content of the manuscript and of the costumes, textiles, and categories of people depicted in it.
One group of work tends to suggest the next: the horizontal painting and the tondo that I saw in his studio expand and explode the mound and double-headed-hammer shape (it started as a kind of glyphic
"wave") from his immediately preceding works.
Unsuccessfully defended by their inhabitants, the besieged localities are named by use of European landscaped versions of the native tepetl (mountain) place-sign, although in most cases a traditionally-executed glyphic toponym is retained.
Perhaps more heavily influenced by the colonial pressures exerted on native graphic expression than their workshop companions, they appear to have copied the originals as accurately as possible but occasionally failed to recognise some of their glyphic elements.
This argument might seem purely conjectural, but Codex Tlaxcala evidences a cloud far more threatening to the Tlaxcalan project than a few glyphic omissions: together, some of those who participated in copying the pictographic history succeeded in nullifying its most important internal message.
Opposing sides (usually represented as two single warriors) (57) are identified ethnically by costume and/or hairstyle, and shown in confrontation --rather than in battle enjoined-- alongside a glyphic toponym naming the besieged locality.
Though Penck's famous Standart emblem--a generally glyphic
, loosely primitive stick figure, supposedly representative of modern man at his most socially naked and vulnerable--makes an appearance in the works in this show, he is surrounded by haunting images.