Icnoix (MH484v)

Icnoix (MH484v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Icnoix (attested here as a man's name, perhaps "Sad Eyes") shows a frontal view of an elaborate human eye with European artistic features. This is not the stellar or starry eye of old. Four streams of tears come down from the lower edge of the eye.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

According to one source, the term icnoixtli refers to a widow. But that may be a stretch for a last name of a man. So, perhaps here the name is meant literally, sad-eyes.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

thomas ycnoix

Gloss Normalization: 

Tomás Icnoix

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Writing Features: 
Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Xitlali Torres


ojos, triste, lágrimas

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 483r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=48&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: