Cantlamati (MH639r)

Cantlamati (MH639r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cantlamati is attested here as a man's name. The visual is a right hand with its index finger pointing upward. The meaning of the name requires further investigation, the the hand (maitl) could at least serve as the phonetic indicator for the -ma- in the middle of the name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

A pointing index finger can also be found in Nahua pictorials in association with people who have a voice, such as a tlatoani (ruler). To have knowledge would be fitting of a ruler, too.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 639r, 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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