coyolli (MH522r)

coyolli (MH522r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element coyolli (bell) has been extracted from the compound for the personal name Coltototl. This bell is vertical, with a loop at the top for hanging, a horizontal line in the middle, and a vertical slit at the bottom for the sound to emerge from the clapper. (The clapper is not visible.)

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

bells, campanillas, campanas, metales, suenan

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

la campanilla

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).