Tetlacuilol (MH522v)

Tetlacuilol (MH522v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tetlacuilol (“A Design in Stone,” attested here as held by a man) shows a horizontal stone (tetl) with one end covered up and one end showing the usual curls. The stone is dark gray with white stripes. Obscuring the left end of the stone is a diagonal object with obsidian points on both sides, black and white stripes down the middle, and in the middle of the stripes there are white circles. This object may represent the importance of design (tlacuilolli) in the carving of stone.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The pointed diagonal piece is very much like the glyph for the names Itzcoatl and Itzcoa, "Obsidian Blade-Serpent." It is unclear at this point why the glyph for a design carved in stone would be pointing to Itzcoatl; perhaps the person with this skill worked with obsidian points.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

garisto tetlacuilol

Gloss Normalization: 

Calixto Tetlacuilol

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán

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

stones, piedras, designs, diseños, sculpt, esculpir, carve, tallar

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

Diseño en Piedra

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 522v, World Digital Library. https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=183&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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