Quecholatl (MH628v)

Quecholatl (MH628v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the personal name Quecholatl ("Roseate Spoonbill-Water"?) shows a bird in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Its eye is open and its beak is tipped upward. Three wavy lines (perhaps representing atl, water) appear on a diagonal, coming down from the bird's neck.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The quecholli was a bird whose feathers had an important ritual role in the 20-day month of the same name. The design of the element for water here is nothing like the pre-contact shape, perhaps suggesting that the artist had been exposed to European stylistics.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Quecholatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

birds, pájaros, feathers, plumas, water, liquid, líquido, mes, calendario, fiesta, bebida

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

quechol(li), a bird with rich red feathers, perhaps a Flamingo or the Roseate Spoonbill, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/quecholli-0
a(tl), water, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/atl

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Bebida para la Fiesta de Quecholli

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 628v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=339st=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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