Ihuitl (MH647r)

Ihuitl (MH647r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the personal name Ihuitl ("Feather," attested here as a man's name) shows a vertical red feather with a white shaft or calamus and spiky down feathers--three on each side--at the lower end.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Most glyphs in the Matrícula de Huexotzinco are simply black-and-white drawings. The addition of a colorant to this feather suggests a special cultural significance for the color red (linked to divinity, the sun, fire, and the life force of blood). This may be a roseate spoonbill (tlauhquechol) or a scarlet macaw (alo) feather, which can range from a bright red to a pink, according to Frances Berdan, "Feathers in the Mesoamerican Aztec Realm" Brewminate (2018, https://brewminate.com/circulation-of-feathers-in-the-mesoamerican-aztec...).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

domigo yhuitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Domingo Ihuitl

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: 

plumas rojas, rojos, nombres de hombres

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

Pluma (Roja)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 647r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=376&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: