Icnotlacatl (MH490v)

Icnotlacatl (MH490v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Icnotlacatl shows a man (tlacatl) with tears running down his face, showing emotion (icno-). The man is just a head shown in profile, looking to the viewer's right. We know this is a man because of the way he wears his hair just below his ear and with bangs on his forehead. Also, the contextualizing image shows that he has a baptismal name, Blas.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

An icnocihuatl is a widow, so perhaps this is meant to be a widower. Note the glyph for cahualli, which also means widow, below. She has tears coming down her cheek, drawn as the glyph for water. Emotion is also shown in the glyph for Aoctocniuh (below).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

plaas ycnotlacatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Blas Icnotlacatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 


Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán

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

tristeza, lágrimas, sadness, tears

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 490v, World Digital Library. https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=60&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: