Tetlacuilol (MH605r)

Tetlacuilol (MH605r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tetlacuilol (“Stone Carving,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a vertical stone (tetl) with curling ends and alternating dark and light diagonal stripes across its middle. Surrounding this stone is a rectangle that seems meant to call to mind a piece of paper upon which one could add writing (tlacuilolli).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

A number of compound glyphs for the names Tetlacuilol and Tetlacuilolli glyphs appear below, showing some variety in execution, but the reading seems to remain the same. See also the blank rectangle for tlacuilolli, below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

piedras, diseños, escrituras

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

te(tl), stone, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tetl-0
tlacuilol(li), piece of writing, a painting, or a design, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tlacuilolli

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

un dibujo en piedra

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 605r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=292st=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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