Huitlalotl (MH526v)

Huitlalotl (MH526v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Huitlalotl (“Crested Guan,” attested here as a man’s name) shows the head of a special bird with a crest on the top that curves back from its face. The bird head is in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. Its upper beak is a little bit hooked.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

As the examples of various birds reveal below, the tlacuilos gave often them unique or diagnostic visual traits.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Huitlalotl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

birds, pájaros, plumas, feathers

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

huitlalotl, a bird, the crested guan,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

La Pava Crestada

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 526v, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: