Coyotzin (CQ)

Coyotzin (CQ)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This glyph of a coyote (coyotl) head is the name of a lord (tecuhtli), "Coyotzin" (Coyote in the reverential form). The head is shown in profile, looking to the viewer's right. Its one visible eye appears to be open. Its ears are upright. Its coat is brown.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

In proximity to the lord is also the date 11-Reed (Matlactli Once Acatl).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

coyotzin tecuc...

Gloss Normalization: 

Coyotzin, tecuhtli

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

covers ruling men and women of Tecamachalco through 1593

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

southern Puebla state

Semantic Categories: 
Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

coyotes, animals, animales

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

P[ueblo] Coyotzin Teic[alli]? “Coyotzin's Battle?” [“Revered Coyote” is the pictured man’s name] – battle is symbolized by the chimalli and maquahuitl. Matthew T. McDavitt, “Placenames in the Codex Quetzalecatzin,” unpublished essay shared 2-21-2018.

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

el coyote (pero, hoy día, es una persona de la ciudad)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Ofelia Cruz Morales

Image Source: 

The Codex Quetzalecatzin, aka Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec, Codex Ehecatepec-Huitziltepec, or Charles Ratton Codex. Library of Congress.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Library of Congress, current custodian of this pictorial Mexican manuscript, hosts a digital version online. It is not copyright protected.

Historical Contextualizing Image: