Quechol (MH647r)

Quechol (MH647r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful simplex glyph for the personal name Quechol ("Roseate Spoonbill") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph is of a bird's head in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. It has a closed yellow beak, a red head, an open eye without a pupil, two short legs with feed, and short green wings.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Since most name glyphs in the Matrícula de Huexotzinco are drawn in black ink and are not colored, the appearance of colors on this bird are significant, suggesting a cultural importance.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

pájaros, plumas, meses, veintenas, fiestas, nombres de hombres

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

quechol(li), month name and type of bird, such as a roseate spoonbill or a flamingo, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/quecholli
tlauhquechol(li), the roseate spoonbill (bird), https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tlauhquecholli

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(cierto pájaro, flamenco o espátula rosada)

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).

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