Nepopohualco (MH516v)

Nepopohualco (MH516v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This multicolored (red, black, and white) simplex glyph stands for the place name Nepopohualco. The glyph is an elaborately striped panitl facing toward the viewer's right. Going off the top of the banner and bending toward the left are two striped appendages.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This elaborate banner is associated with the festival of Panquetzaliztli, as shown in the Calendario Sobre Papel de Maguey in the Colección Boban, BnF. [See: Los calendarios mexicanos, 1907, last page.]

Gordon Brotherston (Painted Books from Mexico, ) calls this town the "counting town," which suggests that pohua (to count) is the key word.

Nepopohualco is also a place name in Huaxtepec province, Ocuituco province, and it was a small satellite (estancia) of Citlaltepec (see the OND).

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

nepopoalco \ barrio \

Gloss Normalization: 

Neopohualco, 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

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

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 516v, 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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