[Translation of the Nahuatl (right-hand column) by James Lockhart:]
to tie on, with red rings at the border; and golden bells for the feet; and his serpent staff made of turquoise.
Fourth were likewise appurtenances of Quetzalcoatl, but of a different kind: a miter of jaguar skin, covered with pheasant feathers; a very large green-stone at the top of it, glued on the tip; and round turquoise earplugs, from which hung curved golden seashells; and a plaited green-stone neckband, likewise with a golden disk in the middle of it; and a cloak to tie on, with a border dyed red; likewise, golden bells used on his feet; and a shield with golden inserted in it, with quetzal feathers spread along its edge, also with a quetzal-feather banner; and the curved staff of the wind [god], bent at the top, sprinkled with white green-stone stars; and his foam sandals.
These then were the things, called gods’ appurtenances, that the messengers carried with them, and they took many other things by way of greeting: a shell-shaped gold headpiece with yellow parrot feathers hanging from it, a golden miter, etc.
Then baskets were filled and carrying frames were adjusted. And then Moteucçoma gave orders to the aforementioned five [emissaries],
[Translation of the Spanish (left-hand column) by James Lockhart:]
little golden bells and strings of small, beautiful white seashells. From these strings hung a hide that was like a breastplate; they wore it attached in such a way that it covered the chest down to the waist. This breastplate bore many small seashells hung sprinkled all over it. They also took a corselet of painted white cloth; the lower edge of this corselet had embroidered on it three strips of white feathers going all around. They took a rich cloak, the cloth of which was a light blue; it was embroidered above with many designs of a very fine blue. This cloak was called a tzitzilli. This cloak was placed at the waist, tied by its corners to the body. Over this cloak went a mosaic medallion, tied to the body at the small of the back. They also took some strings of small golden bells to be tied above the ankles, and also some white sandals such as the lords used to wear.
They also took the accoutrements and ornaments of the god whom they called Tlalocan teuctli, which was a mask with its plumage, like the one mentioned above, with a banner, like the one abovementioned. Also some wide earplugs of chalchihuitl, which had inside some little snakes of chalchihuitl stone. Also a painted corselet with green embroidery, and some strings of precious stones, or necklace, with a medallion of precious stones. And they also took a medallion girded on at the small of the back, like the one mentioned above, with a rich cloak girded on as was said above, and small golden bells to be put at the feet, and his staff like the one above.