Coatlahuiz (MH748v)

Coatlahuiz (MH748v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound personal name, Coatlahuiz (perhaps “Serpent Insignia”) is attested here as a man’s name. It shows a vertical pole with a snake twisting around it, climbing upwards, and its head is in profile, facing toward the viewer’s right. Its eye is open, and its bifurcated tongue is protruding.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This insignia, if that is what it is, shows what may be European influence. See this online medical insignia with the pole being climbed by a snake. This is also known as the staff or rod of Asclepius, also spelled Aesculapius, a divine Greek healer.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

serpientes, víboras, palos, nombres de hombres

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

Insignia de Serpiente

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 748v, 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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