Tepetitlan (MH648v)

Tepetitlan (MH648v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This painting of the simplex glyph for the place name Tepetitlan ("Near the Mountains") reveal European stylistic influences, given the shading and colorants of gray and yellow/green. There are three mounds here with different widths and heights. The -titlan locative suffix is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The three-dimensionality of the hills or mountains (tepetl) verge on European-style landscape painting. This one is something like the one, below, from the Chavero Codex. Both of these diverge from the tepetl found in the Codex Mendoza with its curling rocky outcroppings (providing the phonetic te- start to tepetl) and its horizontal stripes at the base, as the location where spring water (atl) could emerge.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

tepetitlā barrio

Gloss Normalization: 

Tepetitlan, barrio

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: 

montañas, cerros, barrios, paisajes, nombres de lugares

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

Cerca de la Montaña

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 648v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=379&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: