Chamol (MH648r)

Chamol (MH648r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful simplex glyph for the personal name Chamol ("Scarlet Parrot Feathers") shows a frontal view of two feathers, colored red but leaving the shaft or calamus white. One is fairly straight up, and the one on the right leans at an angle.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Mateo Chamol was a tecpanpixqui, a guardian of twenty tribute payers, as noted in the gloss. The "c" and the "n" were both dropped in the spelling of the occupation name, but other examples in the census help clarify the intended meaning. This collection is tracking such orthographic characteristics.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

matheo chamol tepapixqui

Gloss Normalization: 

Mateo Chamol, tecpanpixqui

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


feathers, plumas rojas, pájaros, loros, animales, nombres de hombres

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

chamol(li), scarlet parrot feathers,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Plumas Rojas de Loros

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 648r, 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: