Huicotl (MH516r)

Huicotl (MH516r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph stands for the personal name Huicotl. It remains to be analyzed, but it appears to be an adornment, perhaps associated with dance. The object is in the shape of a capital C and painted red with the exception of a middle portion with two small rings and two additional protrusions (down feathers, perhaps) attached to those rings.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The curved, bent, or twisted nature of this object suggests a "col" root, and so it is surprising that the noun ends in -cotl.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Juao vicotl

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Huicotl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 516r, 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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