Caltepi (MH649r)

Caltepi (MH649r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This red, black, and white painting of the simplex glyph for the personal name Caltepi ("Little House") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a frontal view of a house with three large wooden beams painted red, with the exception that the lower part of the two vertical beams are painted black.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

To have a calli facing the viewer seems to suggest European stylistic influence. The typical calli glyph of earlier times shows a building in profile. The black paint at the base of the beams may also be a colonial introduction.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

arquitectura, casas, edificios, rojo, blanco, negro

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 649r, 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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