Tepetlaixco (MH659r)

Tepetlaixco (MH659r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name and probable ethnicity--being a place of origin, Tepetlaixco--is attested here as pertaining to a man. It shows an obsidian blade (itztli) standing in a ceramic pot (comitl). Together, these pieces seem to represent phonetic indicators for -ixco or -tlaixco, the locative suffix meaning on top of or in front of. This suffix is attached to the (not shown) hill or mountain (tepetl).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This glyph is somewhat reminiscent of the glyph for the occupation of tlama (healer, physician).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

marcos tepetlayzco

Gloss Normalization: 

Marcos Tepetlaixco

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

cerros, montañas, obsidiana, cerámica, jarra, vasija

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

Encima de la Montaña

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 659r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=398&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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