Chimalpopoca (MH550r)

Chimalpopoca (MH550r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Chimalpopoca (“The Shield Smokes,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a round war shield with concentric circles around the perimeter, four half circles evenly spaced and attached to the interior of the large circles, and one small circle at the center. Three swirling puffs of smoke rise vertically from the shield. They are painted gray.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

"Smoking Shield," as most translate the name, was a prominent leader in the autonomous era, with one especially prominent man with this name living in the early fifteenth century. It is interesting that boys in the mid-sixteenth century might still have been named for him, although perhaps the concept of a smoking shield was what was appealing.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Juā chimalpopocā

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Chimalpopoca

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, escudos, smoking, humeante, humo

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

La Rodela (o El Escudo) Humeante

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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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