tepotzotli (MH545r)

tepotzotli (MH545r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element tepotzotli (the noun, hunchback) doubles as the glyph for the personal name Cuauhtepotzotli. It shows an eagle (cuauhtli) with a hunchback. The eagle's head is twisted back, as though looking at its hunchback.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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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).