Coyolcue (MH885v)

Coyolcue (MH885v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Coyolcue ("Jingle Skirt") is attested here as a woman's name. The skirt (cueitl) is a rectangle with a border at the bottom and a mesh pattern on the fabric. In the middle o the skirt there may be two bells (coyolli), and there are definitely three bells (updside-down) above the skirt.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Indigenous women of communities located in what is now the United States still today participate in dances at Powwows, wearing jingle skirts and jingle dresses.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

maria coyolcue

Gloss Normalization: 

María Coyolcue

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


faldas, cascabeles, nombres de mujeres

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

Falda Tintineante

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 885v, 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: