Cuitlapantzon (MH747r)

Cuitlapantzon (MH747r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound personal name for Cuitlapantzon (perhaps “Hairy Back”) shows a man in profile, facing toward the viewer’s right. He is nearly naked, but a white belt from a loincloth is visible. Coming up his back (cuitlapantzontli) from his bottom are many straight, black lines, suggestive of hair (tzontli). But it also comes out from his buttocks, in a way reminiscent of excrement (cuitlatl). Thus, this compound is both logographic and phonographic.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

pelo, espalda, taparrabos, excremento nombres de hombres

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

cuitlapantzon(tli), hair, or the backbone,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Espalda Peluda (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 747r, 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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