Itzcuincamachallo (MH520v)

Itzcuincamachallo (MH520v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Itzcuincamachallo (here, attested as a man's name) shows the head of a dog (itzcuintli) in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. The dog's ears are upright, its visible eye is open as is its mouth, and teeth are showing. Its nose has a notable upward curl. The second part of the name, jaw (-camachalli), is present but not singled out for attention visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The itzcuintli is a day sign in the calendar, but this name has an added feature, the dog's jaw. Perhaps the baby that was born and named after the day sign had a large jaw, although the portrait (of sorts, not really individualized) of the man who bears this glyph name) does not show a large jaw.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Juao ytzcuīcamachallo

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Itzcuincamachallo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

dogs, perros, jaws, mandíbulas, calendarios, nombres de días

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

La Mandíbula de Perro

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 520v, 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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