Maxochitl (MH493v)

Maxochitl (MH493v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Miguel Maxochitl (perhaps "Handheld Flower") includes a hand (maitl) holding flowers (xochitl). The drawing shows two layers of flowers, one above the other, and the stems appear to be bound or tied together. There is also a round shape at the bottom of the bouquet, below the hand.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The maxochitl is a hand-held device that was probably used in rituals or dancing, perhaps like the feather or flower fans.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

miguel maxochitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Miguel Maxochitl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán

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

flores, flowers, hands, manos

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

Flores de Mano

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 493r, World Digital Library.

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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