Icihuachan (MH735v)

Icihuachan (MH735v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name, Icihuachan (“Woman’s Home”), is attested here as a man’s name. One element is a house (calli) intended for the word home (chantli). It is shown in profile, facing toward the viewer’s left. Inside the entryway is the head of a woman, also in profile facing left. She has the standard mature woman’s hairstyle, the neaxtlahualli.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

For a long time, it was presumed that chan- (home) was never attested as chantli, since it is usually possessed by someone or something. But see the personal name, Chantli, below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Melchor Icihuachan

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: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

mujeres, hogares, nombres de hombres

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

Hogar de la Mujer

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 735v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=549&st=image

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: