Patzayatl (MH485v)

Patzayatl (MH485v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Patzayatl (here, attested as a man's name) has two elements. One is a cloak (ayatl), a piece of cloth with one knot, shown in a semi-profile view, with the tie at the back being on the right (which would mean the person wearing it would be facing left). The cloth has some curving lines that suggest a three-dimensionality. The other element in the compound is that the cloak is wet, so it has straight diagonal lines running across the cloth to suggest it is wet (patz).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The various cloaks, blankets, and cloths in this collection can be tracked and compared. A few are provided below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro patzayatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Patzayatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Shapes and Perspectives: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

cloth, tela, cloaks, tilmas, capas

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

Manta Mojada(?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 483r, World Digital Library,

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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