This Colonial codex depicts activities of daily life, including raising children, spinning cotton, and making tortillas. Maize was one of the cornerstones of the Mesoamerican diet, and tortillas served as their bread.
Nuttall Codex, page 16
This image depicts the birth of the Mixtec Lady 3-Flint's child. She was a high-ranking member of the priest class and a significant figure in Mixtec history; the birth was therefore noteworthy. Each child was named for the day of his or her birth, as evidenced by Lady 3-Flint's own name.