Huitlalotl (MH606v)

Huitlalotl (MH606v)
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 full bird in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. Its beak is slightly open, its head is tilted upward, and one of its legs is raised to suggest that the bird is in motion.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Another Huitlalotl in this collection actually has a crest on the top of its head, but this one does not.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

martin huitlalotl

Gloss Normalization: 

Martín Huitlalotl

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, pájaros, pavas crestadas

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

huitlalo(tl), a bird, the crested guan,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

la pava crestada

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 606v, 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: