Cuauhtzon (MH519r)

Cuauhtzon (MH519r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhtzon is borne by a man baptized as Francisco. The two elements are a vertical lock of hair (tzontli) and an eagle's (cuauhtli) head. The eagle's head is shown in profile, looking up and facing toward the viewer's right. Its beak is slightly open, and the feathers on the back of its head are spiky.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The construction of this compound could be read as Eagle Head, given that tzontli also means head. The visuals of this glyph differ considerably from the other example for Cuauhtzon, which comes from the same folio of the manuscript, ironically. So, perhaps two different readings are intentional.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

franco guauhtzō

Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Cuauhtzon

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán

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

heads, cabezas, cabello, águilas

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 519r, 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).

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