Tetzpan (MH661v)

Tetzpan (MH661v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tetzpan shows a frontal view of a horizontal stone (tetl) with its classic, alternating, diagonal stripes and curling ends. The stone provides the phonetic start to the name, Te-. Above the stone is a rectangular, vertical flag (panitl) on a staff. Often the panitl is meant to provide a phonetic syllable such as -pan (on). The flag flies toward the viewer’s right. The meaning of this compound requires further investigation.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

diego. tetzpā

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Tetzpan

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): 

flags, banderas, obsidiana, cuchillos, pedernales, gente, pueblo, posesivo, nombres de hombres

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

Bandera de la Gente, Hecha de Obsidiana (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 661v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=403&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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