Ocelotl (MH500r)

Ocelotl (MH500r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ocelotl (here, attested as a man’s name) shows the head of a jaguar (ocelotl) in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. His visible eye is wide open, teeth are sharp and visible, and his tongue is long an protruding significantly. His coat is spotted, and his whiskers stand out from his face. His appearance is somewhat ferocious.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Some slanting lines cover part of the jaguar's tongue, but it is unclear if this is intentional shading. There is no shading around the ear, for instance.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Ocelotl

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


jaguars, jaguares, animales, tongues, lenguas, rojo, nombres de hombres

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 500r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=79&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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: