Quetzalpopoca (MH542v)

Quetzalpopoca (MH542v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful compound glyph for the personal name Quetzalpopoca ("Smoking Quetzal Feathers") is attested here as a man's name. The reading starts with the three vertical, wavy quetzal feathers. They are painted green. Below the feathers are eight volutes or smoke {popocatl} scrolls. The volutes all curl downward, some to the right and some to the left. Three dabs of red paint suggest a fire from which the smoke curls away.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

fraco q~tzalpopoca

Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Quetzalpopoca

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): 

plumas, fuego, humo, nombres de hombres

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