Itzcuintli (MH519v)

Itzcuintli (MH519v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of a simplex glyph for the personal name Itzcuin shows the head of a dog (itzcuintli) in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. His one visible eye is open, his ears are standing up, and his mouth is open enough to reveal teeth. His nose curls a little bit. His coat does not have coloring or texturing, it is just left neutral.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Itzcuintli is a day sign in the tonalpohuali, the 260-day divinatory calendar, and calendrics played a significant role in Nahuas' religious views of the cosmos. According to twentieth-century ethnography, a nahualli could take the shape of a dog. See Los cuentos en náhuatl de Doña Luz Jiménez, recop. Fernando Horcasitas and Sarah O. de Ford (México, UNAM, 1979), 32–33.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

aol ytzcui~

Gloss Normalization: 

Alonso Itzcuintli

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
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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