tlacpatlapia (MH628v)

tlacpatlapia (MH628v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for tlacpatlapia, apparently an occupation. It looks something like a frontal view of a butterfly, with two wings and a quincunx in the middle. But the gloss suggests something like a person who is above (tlacpac) others and in charge of others (tlapia). It could also refer to some kind of respected relative. Further research is required.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

See below for examples of glyphs that include a tonalli element. They can resemble the shape in the middle of what appears to be a butterfly here.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


quincunce, oficios, guardias, parientes

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

un tipo de guardia

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 628v, World Digital Library,

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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