Oxihuacan (MH625v)

Oxihuacan (MH625v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Oxihuacan ("Where They Have Turpentine Unguent") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a frontal view of two, symmetrical, dark gray or black ceramic pots with a white arching handle that connects them. These pots must have been used as containers for oxitl, a black turpentine unguent. A frontal view of a building above the pots provides a semantic visual for the -can locative, explaining that this is a place.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

In older glyphs, the presence of a tepetl (hill or mountain) could serve a similar function as the calli (house or building) here.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 

1560

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

jarras, ollas, cerámica, líquido resinoso, remedio, nombres de lugares, topónimos, houses, casas, edificios

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

Donde Tienen Ungüento de Trementina

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 625v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=333st=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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