Ichcatlan (Mdz55r)

Ichcatlan (Mdz55r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a green, white, and red drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Ichcatlan.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This compound glyph for the place name Ichcatlan comprises a white cotton ball (ichcatl) sitting in its green stem atop two upper front teeth (tlantli) in red gums. The teeth provide the phonetic value for the locative suffix, -tlan (by, among).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

ychcatlan. puo

Gloss Normalization: 

Ichcatlan, pueblo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, or by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

cotton balls, bolls, teeth, place, locative,

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

"By the Cotton" (Whittaker, 2021, 101)

Whittaker's Transliteration: 


Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).