Cuauhpan (Mdz2r)

Cuauhpan (Mdz2r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph is a personal name, Cuauhpan. It has two basic elements, brown eagle (cuauhtli) feathers that are part of a flag or banner (panitl), standing upright, with the feathers pointing to our right. The flag pole is terracotta-colored, suggesting wood.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The gloss would indicate the name is Cuapan, but the feathers are the indicator that the name should be spelled Cuauhpan, drawing the stem from the word cuauhtli. Elizabeth Hill Boone translates the name as Eagle Banner. (See her book, Stories in Red and Black, 2010, 261, note 18.)

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

feathers, eagles, flags, banners, plumas, águilas, banderas, Cuapa, Cuapan

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

cuauh(tli), eagle, ttps://
pan(itl), flag, banner,

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

Original manuscript is held by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1; used here with the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0)

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