Chalcatl (MH523v)

Chalcatl (MH523v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name or ethnicity, Chalcatl, which can refer to a person from Chalco, is here attested as a man’s name. It shows the head of a man in profile view, facing toward the viewer's right. He has very little hair on the crown of his head, which makes him look like a European friar. But perhaps he is balding.

Description, Credit: 

Stephaie Wood

Added Analysis: 

It is unclear whether the hairstyle is consciously associated with people from Chalco. The usual association with Chalco is the precious green stone, the chalchihuitl.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juao chalcatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Chalcatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 

balding, medio calvo, ethnicidad, tonsure, tonsura

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

Chalca(tl), an inhabitant of Chalco,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Persona de Chalco

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 523v, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: 
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