Ixtli (MH500r)

Ixtli (MH500r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ixtli ("Eye") is attested here as a man’s name. It shows a frontal view of a starry or stellar eye [ix(tli)] of the traditional type, but the pointed oval of the more representative human eye has been added around the old glyph. Another change in the traditional eye design is a white horizontal band above the pupil, at the bottom edge of the eyelid.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

See below for additional examples of traditional Nahua eyes and the evolution toward more European-style drawings of eyes.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Ixtli

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 

eyes, ojos, estrellas, stars

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 500r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=79&st=image

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: