Huilotl (MH640r)

Huilotl (MH640r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Huilotl ("Mourning Dove," attested here as a man's name) shows a three-quarter view of a bird with its wings raised in flight. It faces toward the viewer's left. Its visible eye is open, and its beak is closed. Feathers are delineated on the wings and tail, but the color of the bird would seem to be white.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

birds, doves, pigeons, pájaro, paloma de luto

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

huilo(tl), mourning dove, a bird,

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 640r, 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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