Tecolol (MH504r)

Tecolol (MH504r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the personal name Tecolol ("Stone Arch," attested here as a man's name) shows a frontal view of a stone arch (tecololli) with large, cut stones and a smaller one at the top and center. The entry way is shaded to look dark, as though open but leading to a dark interior.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The shading suggests European artistic influence. Below, see another stone arch (but with a somewhat different name) and a triangular arch.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Tecolol

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 and Stephanie Wood

Number of Parts, Other / Comment: 

This could be considered a compound if we count the stones [te(tl)] and the arching shape [colol(li)] as two separate (although merged) elements.

Other Cultural Influences: 

arches, arcos, stones, piedras

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

Arco de Piedra

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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