Chimalpanecatl (MH647r)

Chimalpanecatl (MH647r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful simplex glyph for the personal name or ethnicity, "Chimalpanecatl" ("Person from Chimalpan," attested here as a man's name), shows a war shield (chimalli). It is meant to give away the ethnicity of the man. This shield is drawn as a circle with a fringe at the bottom. Inside the circle is a yellow stripe, curving upward at the ends, and located about two thirds of the way up the circle. Above this line is one small U-shape, and below it are three more U-shapes. All of these are also colored yellow.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

See below for two place name glyphs for Chimalpan. Below those are some additional ethnic affiliations that end in -ecatl, several with the place name having ended in -pan like this one.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro chimalpanecatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Chimalpanecatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


shields, rodelas, escudos, barrios, afiliación, nombres de hombres

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

una persona de Chimalpan

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 647r, 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: