Huitzilcoyotl (MH487v)

Huitzilcoyotl (MH487v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Huitzilcoyotl (here, attested as a man’s name) shows the head of a coyote (coyotl) in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Its ears are slightly back. Its coat is a little bit textured. Near its mouth may be some protruding whiskers. There is no obvious evidence of the hummingbird (huitzilin) that makes up the first part of the name, hence we are giving this the designation of a simplex glyph.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro vitzilcoyotl

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Huitzilcoyotl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huexotzinco, Matrícula de (MH)

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Xitlali Torres and Stephanie Wood


coyotes, animales, colibríes, hummingbirds, pájaros, birds

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 487r, 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: 
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