Huehuetepec (TR26r)

Huehuetepec (TR26r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Huehuetepec shows an upright, bell-shaped, green hill or mountain (-tepec, at or on the hill) with the body of an elderly man in the middle. The hill has curly, rocky outcroppings on the slopes and a white horizontal band at the base. The man is shown in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. He is nude or perhaps wearing a loincloth that is not visible. His knees are up. His right hand is in his lap. His left hand is up by his head. He has some lines on his cheek and forehead that suggest he is elderly. His eye and his mouth are both open.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Huehuetepetl (or better, Huehuetepec)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

elders, ancianos, viejos, hills, cerros, mountains, montañas

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

En la Montaña del Anciano

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 26 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

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