tlacuilolli (MH605r)

tlacuilolli (MH605r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element tlacuilolli (a piece of writing or a painting) has been carved from the compound glyph of the personal name, Tetlacuilol. This element is a simple rectangle in a vertical position. The tetl (stone) that had appeared in the middle of the rectangle has been extracted.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Even though this appears to be a piece of sheet paper, it symbolizes writing or painting, but when combined with the stone, it might actually relate to the carving of designs on stone.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

writing, escritura, painting, pintura, stone carving, talla de piedra

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

tlacuilol(li), piece of writing, a painting, or a design,

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 605r, 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).