Chimalcozauh (MH498v)

Chimalcozauh (MH498v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Chimalcozauh (“Yellow Shield,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of a round shield with a quincunx design in the middle. At the top of the shield, on the perimeter, are two feathers, possibly pointing to the yellow color that is not visible due to this being a black-and-white drawing.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The feathers may come from the yellow parrot (cozotl). Cozahui means to become yellow, so perhaps the name is "The Shield Turned Yellow."

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Gaspar Chimalcozauh

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

El Escudo Se Convirtió en Amarillo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 498v, 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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