Chalchiuhtepec (MH624r)

Chalchiuhtepec (MH624r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Chalchiuhtepec ("Jade Mountain") shows a drawing of a mountain (tepetl) with two humps. On top of the higher peak is a sign for jade (chalchihuitl). This is in the form of five small circles, each one with a dot in the middle, reminiscent of jade (chalchihuitl) beads. They are arranged like a quincunx, with one in the middle and the remaining four evenly spaced around the perimeter of the middle one.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
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Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


cerros, montañas, barrios, jades, lugares, topónimos

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

Cerro de Jades

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 624r, 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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