Metlacatl (MH491r)

Metlacatl (MH491r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the glyph for the personal name Metlacatl features a branch (penca, in Spanish) of a maguey plant (metl). It is horizontal, pointing toward the viewer's right. It is covered with thorns or spines.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The tlacatl (person) part of this name is not shown visuall, although the name refers to a man (baptized Agustín), who is shown in the contextualizing image.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

augustin metlacatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Agustín Metlacatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán and Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

magueyes, agaves

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 491r, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: