Index:A Study of the Manuscript Troano.djvu

A Study of the Manuscript Troano.djvu

TABLE OF CONTENTS.


Page.
Preface iii
Results of my investigations of the Manuscript Troano v
Table of Contents xi
List of Illustrations xiii
Introduction by Dr. D. G. Brinton xvii
The graphic system and ancient records of the Mayas xvii
1. Introductory xvii
2. Descriptions by Spanish writers xix
3. References from native sources xxvii
4. The existing Codices xxx
5. Efforts at interpretation xxxiv
Chapter I. — A Manuscript and its Characters 1
II. — The Maya Calendar 5
III. — Explanation of Figures and Characters on Plates XX-XXIII of the Manuscript Troano, and 25 - 28 of the Dresden Codex 59
IV. — Suggestions as to the Probable Meaning of some of the figureson the other plates 93
Part First of the Manuscript 93
Part Second of the Manuscript 111
V. — Symbols, Pictographs, and other Figures which cannot be properly classed as Written Characters 125
VI. — The Written Characters of the Manuscript 136
The direction in which they are read 136
The order in which the parts of compound characters are to be taken 140
VII. — Illustrations of the Day Columns and numbers in the first part of the Manuscript 162
VIII. — A Discussion of Dates, with special reference to those of the Perez Manuscript 187
The Maya Manuscript 188
Maya 188
Translation 189
IX. — Inscriptions on the Palenque Tablet 198
Appendices 209
Appendix No. 1. — Extracts from the "Relacion de Cosas de Yucatan" of Diego de Landa, in relation to the festivals of the supplementary or closing days of the year, XXXV-XXXVII. (Pp. 210 - 226.) 209
No. 2. — Quotation from an article by Señior Melgar 216
No. 3. — Translation of Landa's description of the festivals held in the different months of the year. Relacion, pp. 240-310 217
No. 4. — Mode of Building Houses among the Yucatecs — Landa 228
No. 5. — Manner of Baptism in Yucatan — Landa 229
Original 229
Translation 231
Index 235

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.




Face Page.
Plate I. — Fac-simile of Plate XX of the Manuscript Troano (colored) 67
II. — Fac-simile of Plate XXI of the Manuscript Troano (colored) 71
III. — Fac-simile of Plate XXII of the Manuscript Troano (colored) 74
IV. — Fac-simile of Plate XXIII of the Manuscript Troano (colored) 78
V. — Fac simile of Plate 25 of the Dresden Codex (uncolored) 82
VI. — Fac-simile of Plate 26 of the Dresden Codex (uncolored) 80
VII. — Fac-simile of Plate 27 of the Dresden Codex (uncolored) 90
VIII. — Fac-simile of Plate 28 of the Dresden Codex (uncolored) 94
IX. — Fac-simile of Dr. Eau's Plate of the Palenque Tablet 201
Page.
Fig. 1. — Comparison of Landa's characters with those of the Manuscript Troano 2
2. — Day characters 5
3. — Month characters 6
4. — Method of giving dates -with characters 13
5. — Day column, with numeral characters 22
6. — Column of day characters 27
7. — Time symbols from the Dresden Codex 42
8. — Symbols of the Cardinal points 70
9. — Stone symbol 74
10. — Bread symbol 80
11. — Bread symbol in another form 81
12. — Incense symbol 92
13. — Figure of a deity with triple-headed head-dress 96
14. — Time symbol from Plate VI 97
15. — Figure of an Armadillo in a pitfall 98
16. — Copy of the middle and lower division of Plate XIV 99
17. — Incense-burner 119
18. — Hatchets 126
19. — Spear and dart (or arrow) 126
20. — Honey symbol 127
21. — Calendar wheel (?) 127
22. — Mortar 127
23. — Mortar 127
24. — Paint cup 127
25. — Priest painting an adoratorio or canopied seat 128
26. — Idol in a baldachin or canopied seat 128
27. — House symbol 128
28. — House symbol 129
29. — House symbol 129
30. — House or Temple symbol from Dresden Codex 131
31. — Woman preparing material for ropes or cloth 131
32. — Woman making ropes (or weaving) 132
33. — Method of carving wooden idols 132
34. — Method of painting idols 132
35. — Implement, supposed to be metallic, used in carving wooden idols 133
36. — Implement ; use unknown 133
37. — Implement, probably used as a saw 133
38. — Cutting instrument 113
39. — Figures of matting 133
40. — Bat or fan 134
41. — Bird-cage 134
42. — Block of wood marked with wood symbols 134
43. — Mimosa leaf 134
44. — Supposed figure of a curtain 134
45. — Symbol denoting "tying the years" 134
46. — Native smoking a cigar 134
47. — Copy of the lower division of Plate XV 138
48. — Copy of the middle and lower divisions of Plate XIX 139
49. — Landa's Maya Alphabet 141
50. — Stone symbol 144
51. — Bread symbol 144
52. — Bread symbol 144
53. — Symbols for east and west 144
54. — Symbols for north and south 144
55. — Character denoting "wood" 144
56. — Character marked on spear-heads 145
57. — Armadillo symbol 145
58. — Vase or olla symbol 145
59. — Same character as a prefix 145
60. — Lauda's character for the month Pax 145
61. — Pax symbol from the Dresden Codex 145
62. — Similar character from the Dresden Codex 146
63. — Similar character from the Dresden Codex 146
64. — Character signifying ppecuah or "tortilla of maize" 146
65. — Character in head-dress, signifying ppoc — "hat" or "head-covering" 147
66. — Interlaced character 147
67. — Landa's character for Chicchan 147
68. — Manuscript character for Chicchan 147
69. — Character for Omal, a certain kind of tortilla 148
70. — Character from Plate XIX 148
71. — Group of characters from Plate XXIII* 149
72. — Character probably signifying prayer 149
73. — Group of characters from Plate VII* 149
74. — Caban characters 150
75. — Figure from Plate VIII* 150
76. — Character from Plate XIV* 151
77. — Manuscript character for the day Cib 151
78. — Character from Plate V 151
79. — Copy of the second and third divisions of Plate XXIX 152
80. — Figure of a hand from Plate III* 153
81. — Character from Plate III* 153
82. — Character from Plate III* 153
83. — Character from Plate III* 153
84. — Character often figured on Plates I to X* 153
85. — Character or symbol for East 153
86. — Copy of two divisions of Plate XX* 154
87. — Character from third division of Plate XX* 155
88. — Character from third division of Plate XX* 156
89. — Character from third division of Plate XX* 156
90. — Bread symbol 156
91. — Bread symbol 156
92. — Armadillo symbol 158
93. — Character 158
94. — Character resembling death symbol 158
95. — Character from lovrer division Plate XX* 159
96. — Death symbol 159
97. — Copy of upper division of Plate X 160
98. — Group of characters from Plate XIV 161
99. — Day columns and numerals from Plate II 164
100. — Day columns and numerals from Plate V 166
101. — Dr. Rau's index diagram of Palenqne Tablet 199