Ayoxochitl (CQ)

Ayoxochitl (CQ)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

Judging by its shape, this simplex glyph for a personal name appears to be an Ayoxochitl (Squash Blossom). It has a short stem at the base, and above that a bulbous shape, topped with three prongs at the top of the blossom. It is painted red, however, so perhaps it is a different flower, given that squash blossoms are yellow.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The contextualizing image shows that this name glyph refers to an elite male. He wears the cape (tilmatli) tied above his shoulder and sits on an icpalli (throne like chair).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

covers ruling men and women of Tecamachalco through 1593

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

southern Puebla state

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

squash blossoms, las flor de calabasas, names, nombres

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

La flor de calabaza

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Randall Rodríguez

Image Source: 

The Codex Quetzalecatzin, aka Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec, Codex Ehecatepec-Huitziltepec, or Charles Ratton Codex. Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017590521/

Image Source, Rights: 

The Library of Congress, current custodian of this pictorial Mexican manuscript, hosts a digital version online. It is not copyright protected.

Historical Contextualizing Image: 
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