Ixcuepaliztepec (TR28r)

Ixcuepaliztepec (TR28r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Ixcuepaliztepec shows a person on the top of the frontal view of a bell-shaped hill or mountain (tepetl), or -tepec, on or at the hills or mountain]. The person sitting on top of the hill has his knees up, which is the sitting posture of a man. His right hand is up by his face, which is an unusual gesture. He appears to be unclothed, and he has is back to the viewer. Literally, his eyes and face (ixtli) are turned (cuepa) away. The -liztli refers to this state of being turned away. The mountain has the usual curling rocky outcroppings on its slopes and a white horizontal band toward its base.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The overall impact of the place name could be "The Mountain That is Turned Away," with the human's position being a semantic indicator about the positioning of face of the mountain. The footprints turning different directions around the mountain, as shown in the contextualizing image, may also suggest a turning around.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Ixcuepaliztepetl (or better, Ixcuepaliztepec)

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood and Stephanie Wood

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

En la Montaña de Espaldas

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 28 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f81.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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Historical Contextualizing Image: