chamolli (MH484v)

chamolli (MH484v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for a scarlet parrot feather (chamolli) derives from the compound sign for the personal name, Chamol. The feather is upright, though leaning at an angle, slightly, to the right. It is drawn with black line and painted red. Black lines in the interior of the feather seem to branch out going upwards, something like the veins of a leaf.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Many glyphs in the Matrícula de Huexotzinco are simply drawn with black lines, but this one is colored red, probably to emphasize that this is a feather from the scarlet parrot. This is a man's name, as we discern from the context image, and the absolutive is left off. Many names are apocopated.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

chamol(li), scarlet parrot feather,

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 483r, 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).