Itzmitl (MH778r)

Itzmitl (MH778r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Itzmitl ("Obsidian-Head-Arrow") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a frontal view of a short arrow (mitl) with the black obsidian (itztli) point facing downward. The partial arrow shaft has one small horizontal line across it, retaining the segmentation of the original bamboo-like cane (called carrizo in Spanish).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

falthesal. izmitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Baltazar Itzmitl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


flechas, puntas de proyectil, hojas de obsidiana, cuchillos, nombres de hombres

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 778r, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: