Ilhuicaxochitl (MH572v)

Ilhuicaxochitl (MH572v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Ilhuicaxochitl (“Heavenly Flower,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of an arch (apparently referring to the sky (ilhuicatl). Below that is an upright flower with three predominant petals.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This arc or arch for the sky suggests European influence. It is very different from the horizontal, multicolored sky band shown below from the Codex Mendoza.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

diego ylhuicaxochitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Ilhuicaxochitl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

flowers, flores, sky, cielo, ilhuicatl

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Image Source: 
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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