Itzcuauh (MH626v)

Itzcuauh (MH626v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Itzcuauh ("Obsidian Eagle") is attested here as a man's name. One element of this glyph is a row of five obsidian points (itztli), small black triangles in a row, on their side, pointing to the right. Attached and to the left of these points is the head of an eagle (cuauhtli) in profile, looking to the viewer's left. The feather's on the eagle's head are spiky and its beak is open.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The name Itzcuauhtzin, in the reverential, was held by a ruler of Tlatelolco. Here, where the name is not in the reverential, it is held by a tribute payer.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Agustín Itzcuauh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

stone, piedra, obsidian, obsidiana, águilas, eagles, nombres famosos, nombres de hombres

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

Itzcuauhtzin, an interim ruler of Tlatelolco at the time of the Spanish invasion,
itz(tli), obsidian blade,
cuauh(tli), eagle,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 626v, 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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