Tetlacuilol (MH535r)

Tetlacuilol (MH535r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name, a short version of tetlacuilolli, refering to a stone carving. This is attested here as a name held by a man. It shows a horizontal stone (tetl) with curly ends and, where there are usually alternating diagonal lines in opposing colors, there is a thick, black, diagonal line with white circles. On either side of this one thick line is a thin black line. This appears to refer to something written or a carved design (tlacuilolli) on the stone.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

We have another example of the name or occupation, Tetlacuilolli, that shows a stone with an object to its left, something with an elaborate design. Another Tetlacuilolli glyph involves the base of a column that has been carved in stone, suggesting that stone carving is like other activities where action is taken on a substance. Sometimes the "cuil" root is involved in agriculture, too.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tetlacuilol

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

stones, piedras, designs, diseños, carved, labrado

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

Diseño en Piedra

Image Source: 
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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