Oncuixcatl (MH647r)

Oncuixcatl (MH647r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful simplex glyph plus notation for the personal name or affiliation, Oncuixcatl ("Person from Oncuixco"?), is attested here as pertaining to a man. The glyph includes a profile view of an oversized black and white striped feather that is standing upon the back of a small bird in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. The bird's eye is open, and its long, curving, yellow beak is closed. On the side of the bird are two (on-, from ome) small circles filled with the color red or pink.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The feather and/or the bird seem to refer to the cuixtli, a kite, which is a small bird of prey. The -catl suffix (not shown visually) indicates that this is a person from a place named Oncuixco, which is a barrio of Huexotzinco (today, Huejotzingo). That barrio name seems to refer to two cuixtli birds, probably prized for their feathers.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Antonio Hocuixcatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Oncuixcatl

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

números, dos, pájaros, plumas, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(persona de Oncuixco?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 647r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=376&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: