Tezcatlapan (MH642v)

Tezcatlapan (MH642v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-and-white drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tezcatlapan ("On the Mirror Water," attested here as a man's name) shows a half of a mirror, in the form of a half circle standing upright. The center is filled in with black, and this has a white border or perimeter. The straight side of this half mirror is on the viewer's left. The -apan part of the name ("on the water") is not shown visually unless it is somehow indicated by the fact that the mirror is not complete.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

It is somewhat unusual for a personal name to be a place name without the suffix (e.g., -catl, or -ecatl) indicating affiliation.

See below for signs of a full mirror.

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


espejos, mitad, agua, nombres de lugares, nombres de hombres

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

Espejo (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 642v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=367&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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