Teocal (MH786v)

Teocal (MH786v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Teocal ("Temple," attested here as a man's name) shows a side view of a pre-contact style temple (teocalli). The building is stepped, and here--more than in many other examples--the stone blocks or adobe bricks are especially notable, alternating row after row. There may be a calli (house, building) at the top, but this is not certain.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This teocalli has a construction design that is closer to the lime kiln, at least as represented by this tlacuilo. See examples below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

franco theocal

Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Teocal

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 

nombres de hombres, templos, edificios, pirámide, religión indígena

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 786v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=647&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: