Oton (MH521r)

Oton (MH521r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the personal name (or ethnicity) glyph, Oton (here, attested as male), shows the head of a man in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. His face is painted with both vertical and horizontal lines that intersect. He apparently has a lip plug (possibly a tentetl, literally a lip stone, or a tezacatl) with a sharp end that points outward from his lip and chin. His hairstyle is a normal man's hairstyle.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

augustín oton

Gloss Normalization: 

Agustín Oton

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood and José Aguayo-Barragán


etnicidad, otomites, caras pintadas, labrets, enchufes, tapones, labios, bezotes, adornos labiales, jewelry, jollas, lip plugs, lip-plugs

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

otomitl, an ethnicity, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/otomitl
Otontecuhtli, Otomí Lord, a regional sacred force or deity, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/otontecuhtli

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 521r, World Digital Library. https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=121&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: