Ixtlil (MH744v)

Ixtlil (MH744v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Ixtlil (“Face-Black”) is attested here as a man’s name. The glyph shows a person’s head with a black (tlilli) face (ixtli). These features are merged, but there is another element. A white flower with three petals and a three-part sepal appears in front of the side of the head.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The flower suggests the fuller name may have been Ixtlilxochitl, being named after a famous ruler of Tetzcoco. Or perhaps the flower is just meant to help the viewer conclude that the black face indeed meant Ixtlil and not some ethnicity, or the like. Other glyphs in this collection do include an Ixtlil and an Ixtlilxochitl.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

caras, color negro, nombres de hombres, nombres famosos

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Cara Negra

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 744v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=567&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).

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