Ocelopan (Mdz2r)

Ocelopan (Mdz2r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Ocelopan (perhaps "On the Jaguar"), consists of a flag (panitl) made from ocelotl) (jaguar) skin. The flag flies to the viewer's left from a vertical wooden (terracotta-colored) staff or pole. The flag supplies the phonetic element of the locative suffix -pan, "in" or "on."

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Ocelopan would appear to be a place name, and it is attached to a ruler named Acacitli on folio 2 recto. But, on the same page, there is another ruler who has the gloss of the name Ocelopan on his cloak. The positioning of these glosses on the cloaks of the other figures on the page suggests that a personal name is indicated. The figure glossed Ocelopan actually has the personal name glyph Acacitli above and to the left of his head. So, it appears that the glosses for these two men were inadvertently switched, and Ocelopan is a personal name.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Image Source, Rights: 

Original manuscript is held by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1; used here with the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0)

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