Cuauhtlapetz (MH492r)

Cuauhtlapetz (MH492r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhtlapetz (perhaps "Eagle Pyrite"), which is attested in the contextualizing image as a name held by a woman, has two principal components. One is the head of an eagle (cuauhtli) in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. The feathers on the back of the eagle's head are spiky, and its beak is open. Below the beak a group of dots appear. This second visual component has yet to be deciphered, but it likely represents the -tlapetz (pyrite) part of the name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

maria guauhtlapetz

Gloss Normalization: 

María Cuauhtlapetz (o María Cuauhtlapech?)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Xitlali Torres and Stephanie Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

eagles, águilas, pyrites, piritas, camas, madera, beds, wood

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 483r, 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: