Ixtlilxochitl (MH521r)

Ixtlilxochitl (MH521r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Ixtlilxochitl has three principal components. On the right is a frontal view of a human eye (ixtli). The pupil and iris are black (tlilli). A line connects this eye to a flower (xochitl), on the left. The flower is tall and upright, it has a base and, at the top, it divides into three petals.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Perhaps glossator inadvertently omitted an "l" in rendering the name, or we have misinterpreted the gloss by adding the "l" for -tlil- (black). The eye here is drawn in a European style. See the Nahua way of drawing and painting an eye (which doubles as a stellar eye), below. This compound of Ix + tlil + xochitl results in the famous name Ixtlilxochitl, not that the person with this name necessarily has a personal connection to the famous person. Many babies, often from distant altepetl, were given illustrious names, while probably having no personal genealogical connection to the original holder of the name.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

franco yxtlixochitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Ixtlilxochitl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 
Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood, José Aguayo-Barragán

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Other Cultural Influences: 

eyes, ojos, black, color negro, flowers, flores, ixtlil , nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 521r, World Digital Library. https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=121&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: