Chimalhuilan (MH504r)

Chimalhuilan (MH504r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Chimalhuilan ("Shield-Stretched," attested here as a man's name) shows a war shield (chimalli) with fringe elements of feathers that appear extra long or dragged (huilanqui). The design in the center of the circular shield is a quincunx, a quatrefoil shape with a small circle in the center.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

A similar design will be found in some other shields in this collection. See below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Chimalhuilan

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): 

shields, rodelas, escudos, guerra, fleco largo, quincunces, redondo, círculos

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