Quecholloni (MH490v)

Quecholloni (MH490v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Quecholloni ("Quechol Feather Device"?) is attested as a man's name. It shows a bird's head in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. Its eye and beak are open. It has a single feather sticking up from behind its head or from its neck.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

We are calling this a compound because the bird and the feather both play into the name, which is a noun with some agency or ritual involvement. This could be a flamingo or a roseate spoonbill, and therefore its feathers are red. They are highly prized.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro guecholloni

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro 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


plumas, pájaros, rituales, religión indígena

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

quechol(li), a bird and the name of a veintena involving rich red feathers, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/quecholli
-loni, that with which something is being done, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/loni

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 490v, World Digital Library. https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=60&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: