Cacalotl (MH519v)

Cacalotl (MH519v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the personal name Cacalotl (raven)] is shown in profile, facing to the viewer's right. Its beak is slightly open. Its one visible eye also seems to be open. Its feathers are a dark gray or black.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Cacalotl is often translated as crow, but ornithologist Eugene Hunn says the raven is much more common in Mexico (and therefore the preferable translation).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

franco cacallotl

Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Cacalotl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood and Emily Mehler

Shapes and Perspectives: 

birds, pájaros, ravens, cuervos

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

el cuervo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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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