Izquitlan (MH496v)

Izquitlan (MH496v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the place name Izquitlan shows a very symmetrical flower with four petals, a central circle, and four rectangular points between the petals. Is is like a quincunx. The root word, izquitl, can refer to flowers and to popcorn. The -tlan (locative suffix) is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This flower is remarkably like others, such as the matlalin, but also similar to the glyphs for tonalli (day, sun, personal life force/energy).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

ysquitlan barrio

Gloss Normalization: 

Izquitlan barrio

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


flowers, flores, cosmos, direcciones cardinales, sun, sol, day, día

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 496v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=71&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).