comitl (MH484r)

comitl (MH484r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for an upright ceramic pot or jug (comitl) has been carved from the compound glyph for the personal name Chicon (see below). The glyph is a black line drawing of a vessel with a round body, a more narrow neck, and small handles.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

In the original compound, this glyph played a phonetic role, but here we want to show it as a simplex logogram.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood


cerámica, barro, cántaros, ollas, jugs, pots, pottery

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

la olla

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 484r, 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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