Mizquixoch (MH741v)

Mizquixoch (MH741v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Mizquixoch (“Mesquite Flower”) is attested here as a woman’s name. It shows a frontal view of an upright flower (xochitl) with three petals, two leaves, and a tripartite sepal. Each petal and the center of the base of the flower have small dashes, little marks that may reflect the fluffiness of the actual mesquite (mizquitl) flower.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The flower of the mesquite tree is a long, fluffy, yellow blossom. See an example in WikiMedia Commons. The shape of the flower of this glyph does not resemble the realia images of the mesquite flower, nor does it resemble the flowers that appear on the mizquitl glyphs found elsewhere. The glyph shape here seems stylized or idealized.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


flores, mezquite, plantas, árboles

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 741v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=561&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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