Chimalpan (MH527r)

Chimalpan (MH527r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the place name Chimalpan shows a round war shield with six fringe pieces hanging from the bottom third of the circle. The shield has a rim around the perimeter, and inside the circle are two curving double lines with a row of small circles in between. Above the upper double line are three inverted u-shapes. The -pan locative suffix is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This shield design is much like the cuexyo designs found in the Codex Mendoza (below).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

chimalpā barrio

Gloss Normalization: 

Chimalpan, barrio

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood


escudos, rodelas, shields, war, guerra, barrios, pueblos

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

En la Rodela, o En el Escudo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 527r, 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: