Cihuatlatol (MH745v)

Cihuatlatol (MH745v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cihuatlatol (or Cihuatlahtol, perhaps “Woman’s Speech”) is attested here as a man’s name. The glyph builds on the head of the tribute payer himself, with two curling speech scrolls (here, tlatolli) coming out of his mouth. To the right of these scrolls is the head of a woman (cihuatl) in profile, looking toward the viewer’s right. She wears her hair in the traditional style, called neaxtlahualli.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

palabras, hablar, volutas, mujeres, nombres de hombres

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 745v, 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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