Atle Itilma (MH776v)

Atle Itilma (MH776v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Atle Itilma ("He Has No Cape") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows an unclothed (perhaps meaning vulnerable) man sitting in a profile view, facing toward the viewer's right. His visible arm is reaching forward, resting on a knee. The scene suggests a sad situation. The seated position may suggest a lord or a noble, as they often sat with their knees up under their chins. The lack of a cape may suggest an elite man who has fallen on hard times. The tilmatli was typically worn by nobles.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

poe. atle y~tilma

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Atle Itilma

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

tilmas, mantos, capas, textiles, falta, no tiene, desnudo, nombres de hombres, negativos, posesivos

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

No Tiene Tilma

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 776v, World Digital Library,

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).

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