Quetzalmitl (MH521r)

Quetzalmitl (MH521r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the personal name Quetzalmitl (here attested as a man's name) shows two main elements. One element consists of three, horizontal, green feathers (quetzalli) from the bird of the same name. The other element is a vertical arrow (mitl). The point is down, and it has two barbs. The top of the arrow appears to have a handle. The three green feathers come off the right side of the arrow.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This arrow differs from the autonomous-era arrows (with their sometimes flint points and feather decorations at the top). See below. In this source, quetzal feathers do tend to have a slight wave to them, and they are usually painted green. In the Codex Mendoza, the color is more of a blue-green.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo guetzalmi..

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Quetzalmi[tl]

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 
1560
Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood and José Aguayo-Barragán

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

arrows, flechas, feathers, plumas, verdes

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

Flecha de Pluma de Quetzal

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 521r, World Digital Library. https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=121&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).

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