Quecholloni (MH489v)

Quecholloni (MH489v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the personal name Quecholloni is a black line drawing of a bird. The bird (quecholli, a bird with rich feathers, perhaps a roseate swan, is shown in profile, with wings raised and looking to the viewer's right. Its feathers are not textured or colored by the artist.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The quecholli bird's feathers were an important element in indigenous religious ritual, and especially important in the 20-day "month" of Quecholli in the calendar. The context image shows that this is a man's name as he has been baptized, "Mateo." But he still retains his Nahua name.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

matheo quecholloni

Gloss Normalization: 

Mateo Quecholloni

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán

Shapes and Perspectives: 

pájaros, plumas, rituales, meses, calendarios

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

quechol(li), feathers or a bird with rich plumage and sweeping neck, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/quecholli
-loni, that which is impacted by the preceding, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/loni

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 489r, World Digital Library. https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=58&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: