Quecholomitl (MH661v)

Quecholomitl (MH661v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Quecholomitl (“Quechol Bones,” attested here as a man’s name) shows the head of a quecholli bird in profile, facing toward the viewer’s right. Its eye and mouth are both open. The neck feathers are tripartite, and they have some vertical hatching. Thin black lines come off the top, back, and lower side of the bird’s head.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The purpose of the thin lines around the quecholli head are of uncertain meaning. They may represent an aura or shimmer that is something like the Atonal glyph, the Cuauhtzitzimitl, Cuetlach, or Cipac. Quecholli is the name of the fourteenth month of the xiuhpohualli year-count calendar.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

franco. quecholomitl.

Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Quecholomitl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


birds, pájaros, plumas, feathers, fiestas, calendarios, nombres de meses, nombres de hombres, huesos, bones, xiuhpohualli, año

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

Hueso de Ave Rosado Acuático

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 661v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=403&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: