Ayapan (MH535v)

Ayapan (MH535v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing (with small spots of red paint) of the compound glyph for the personal name or place of origin, Ayapan (perhaps "On the Cloak," attested here as a man’s name), shows a flag flying out to the viewer's right. It is on a possibly wooden pole, and there is an adornment at the top of the pole. The flag has a border around three sides of the rectangle, seemingly with a flower design, and a white stripe with occasional red dots outside the flower design. The flag (panitl), serving a phonetic role as the locative suffix -pan (on), maybe converges here with the garment or piece of cloth called ayatl. While this is a personal name, it is also a place name, perhaps the place of origin of the individual.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Usually, a person from Ayapan would be called an Ayapanecatl, so the name may be apocopated here. Alternatively, Ayapan is the name of a perennial plant, and so that might be the real meaning of the name. If the plant is what is intended, then the elements of the compound would be fully phonographic.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

fabrics, telas, textiles, flags, banners, banderas, flores

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

Bandera de Manta Delgada

Image Source: 
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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