Chalchihuatl (MH557v)

Chalchihuatl (MH557v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Chalchihuatl (“Jade-Water,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a curving string of what are likely jade (chalchihuitl) beads. They are on the right outer edge of a swirling body of water (atl).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Jade beads, as seen below, can be painted with a mottled, perhaps swirling design, and some see jade beads in the droplets that splash off from streams of water (along with turbinate shells).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Juā chalchivatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Chalchihuatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

jade, green stone, gems, joyas, agua, water, verde

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


Image Source: 
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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