Ocelotl (MH514r)

Ocelotl (MH514r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ocelotl ("Jaguar"), which is shown here to be a man's name, is a full-bodied jaguar in profile looking toward the viewer's right. It is sitting with its knees up and its front legs out straight in front of it. Its visible eye is open and its red tongue is protruding. It is covered with black and yellow spots.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

With some exceptions, jaguars in this collection are only heads, not full-bodied animals. This one looks little rather than ferocious; perhaps it is meant to be a baby. The protruding tongue is fairly conventional. One other example from the MH has an especially long tongue.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

dio oçellotl

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


animales, jaguares, jaguars

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

El Jaguar

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 514r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=107&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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