Texoch (MH632v)

Texoch (MH632v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Texoch (perhaps “Stone Flower,” a medicinal plant, attested here as a woman’s name) shows a horizontal stone (tetl) with its usual curly ends and its diagonal stripes that alternate dark and yellow across its middle section. Coming up from the stone is a flower (xochitl) with three visible petals and what seem to be two anthers coming off the top, leaning left and leaning right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

A very beautiful example of the texochitl, a medicinal plant, appears in Book 11, folio 141v, of the Florentine Codex. See the Digital Florentine Codex, https://florentinecodex.getty.edu/book/11/folio/141v/images/76c72961-104.... In that painting, the flowering plant also sits on a stone glyph.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Francisca Texoco

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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): 

flores, piedras, gente, nombres de mujeres, viudas

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

Flores de la Gente, o Flores en Piedra

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 632r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=347st=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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