ilama icno (MH652v)

ilama icno (MH652v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the label and social category ilama icno ("humble elder women") is attested here as pertaining to women. The glyph shows the head of a woman in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Her hair has the diagnostic style, the neaxtlahualli, with the hair bound into to points, one on either side of the forehead. Some faint lines on her cheeks may intend wrinkles, as an indicator of her age. She has no personal name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

ylama ycno

Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

mujeres, humildes, pobres, tristes, desconocidas, sin nombres

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

mujer humilde

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 652v, World Digital Library,

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).

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