Itzcuauh (MH771r)

Itzcuauh (MH771r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Itzcuauh ("Obsidian Blades-Eagle") is attested here as a man's name. It shows an eagle head in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. The beak is slightly open. On top of the head are twin or symmetrical, black, obsidian blades (itztli).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

po ytzquauh

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro 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): 

hojas de obsidiana, cuchillos, águilas, pájaros, nombres de gobernantes, nombres de hombres

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

Itzcuauhtzin, name of famous ruler of Tlatelolco,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Obsidiana-Águila (nombre de un gobernante famoso)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 771r, 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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