Quetzalayatl (MH513r)

Quetzalayatl (MH513r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Quetzalayatl (here, attested as a man's name) shows a frontal view of a rectangle cloth (ayatl) with knots in the upper right and left corners. The gathering of the fabric in the corners provides a three-dimensionality. Coming up from behind the cloth are three, slightly curvy, feathers. From the gloss we learn that these are quetzalli feathers.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The various cloaks, blankets, and cloths in this collection can be tracked and compared. A few are provided below.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

aol guetzalayatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Alonso Quetzalayatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

birds, feathers, pájaros, plumas, telas, fabrics, cloths

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 513r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=105&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: