Mochitlan (RGTyM)

Mochitlan (RGTyM)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a drawing--partially painted--of the compound glyph for the place name Mochitlan.

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Tzompanco (contemporary Zumpango del Río, Guerrero), with a connection to the Diocese of Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

plants, flowers, plantas, flores, nombres de lugares, topónimos, estancias, pueblos

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

mochihua, to be done, to be made, to occur,
itlan, next to, with, in the middle of something,

Image Source: 

The source of these hieroglyphs is a manuscript and map known collectively as the “Relación de Tistla y Muchitlan,” also known as the “Descripción de la Alcaldia Mayor de las Minas de Zumpango.” Apparently, these towns (today spelled Tixtla and Mochitlan) are in the modern-day state of Guerrero, but they fell under the religious jurisdiction of the Diocese of Tlaxcala. Thanks go to Octavio Márquez for his contribution of the glyph, gloss, and contextualizing images.

Image Source, Rights: 

The original manuscript is hosted on line as part of the Benson Latin American Collection, The General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin, It is open-access.

Historical Contextualizing Image: 
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