Teoton (MH836v)

Teoton (MH836v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Teoton ("Little Deity," attested here as a man's name) shows a female figurine that is reminiscent of the nenetl, which can be an image of a deity (teotl). This figurine is clearly female, with uncovered breasts and two protruding groups of hair on top of her head, recalling the neaxtlahualli hairstyle of married Nahua women. The -tontli (diminutive suffix) is not necessarily expressed visually here.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Sometimes the protrusions on the top of the nenetl glyphs are squared off, unlike this one, which looks more like the neaxtlahualli than the protrusions on the female raddle dolls that were made in ceramic.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 836v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=747&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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