Quetzalxiuh (MH531v)

Quetzalxiuh (MH531v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Quetzalxiuh (“Quetzal-Turquoise [Tesserae],” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of three, curving, upright quetzalli (quetzal feathers). Below the feathers are five small rectangles of the sort typically employed to refer to turquoise (xihuitl) mosaic pieces or tesserae.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

These turquoise tesserae are often used as the glyph for the name Xiuhnel, but sometimes a foot ("xo"?) may be added as a phonetic complement.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

filipe queçalxiuh

Gloss Normalization: 

Felipe Quetzalxiuh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

feathers, plumas, quetzales, mosáicos, tesserae, turquesa, turquoise, pieces

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

Quetzal-Turquesa [para mosáicos]

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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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