Ahuexotl (Mdz2r)

Ahuexotl (Mdz2r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph stands for the personal name Ahuexotl. It has two visual components, a white willow tree (huexotl) and water (atl) flowing around and down from the base of the tree trunk. The tree has a leader and two branches. The bark is a light brown in color. There are 18 somewhat small, light green leaves. The stream of water is the usual turquoise color, and it has droplets (or chalchihuitl beads, perhaps) and turbinate shells splashing off of it.

Added Analysis: 

Ahuexotl was an Aztec lord. He was among those who elected Tenuch (Tenoch) as their leader. We additional attestations of huexotl trees here, one that looks much like this one and one that appears to be a visually generic tree.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, or by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

trees, huexotl, water,shells

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
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Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).