Itzquiyahua (MH632v)

Itzquiyahua (MH632v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Itzquiyahua (perhaps “Obsidian Entryway,” attested here as a woman’s name) shows a vertical row of three obsidian blades or knives, on their sides, with the points toward the viewer's right. These three black triangles are contained by a C-shaped entryway to a white building in profile, also facing right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Quiyahuac mostly means outside, or at the entrance/exit to a building. Karttunen also suggests in the plaza. Here, perhaps the building entrance is imagined to have obsidian decorations--?

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Ana Itzquiyahua

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): 

obsidiana, cuchillos, casas, arquitectura, nombres de mujeres, viudas, afuera

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

itz(tli), obsidian blade , quiyahuac, outside the house,
quiyahuac, outside, at the entrance/exit,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Hojas de Obsidiana-Entrada

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 632r, 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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