Coyolchiuhqui (MH522r)

Coyolchiuhqui (MH522r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name or occupation Coyolchiuhqui ("Bell Maker") shows a frontal view of a small metal bell of the type that was worn and would jingle. It has a hoop at the top that would allow it to be tied onto clothing or ankles. It has a slit at the bottom to allow the sound of the clapper to come out. Parallel horizontal lines wrap around the middle of the bell, and above and below these lines is a row of dots in the way of decoration.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The contextualizing image shows that this man actually had a different occupation, making the acayetl (reeds dipped in an aromatic substance and used for incense or for freshening breath).

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

diegū coyolchiuhq~

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Coyolchiuhqui

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán, Stephanie Wood


bell maker, fabricante de campanas, campanilla, metals, metales, pinjantes

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

Fabricante de Campanillas

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 522r, 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: