Tetlacuilol (MH489r)

Tetlacuilol (MH489r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name (or occupational designation) Tetlacuilol (attested here as male) contains two merged elements. One is the stone (tetl), which is shown horizontally with curlicue ends. The other is a piece of writing or a design (what we are assuming to be tlacuilolli), also horizontal and fit onto the stone. It has horizontal lines at top and bottom, plus three curling or swirling lines in a row along this horizontal space.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The swirls that represent writing or a design on the carved stone of this glyph are vaguely reminiscent of speech scrolls. They also recall the symbols on the piece of writing being made by the pintor/tlacuilo in the Codex Mendoza. Since the companion gloss for the glyph in this record is cut off, and we cannot be sure how it would end, this glyph might have been intended to read as Tetlacuilo. But, we have yet to find another glyph for Tetlacuilo, and glyphs for Tetlacuilol are very prevalent in the Matrícula de Huexotzinco.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

diego tetlacu...

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Tetlacu[ilolli] or Diego Tetlacuilo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

writings, escrituras, stones, piedras, writers, escritores, pintores, escultores, sculptors

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

Escritura en Piedra

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 489r, World Digital Library. https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=57&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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