Tlalicuilol (MH551r)

Tlalicuilol (MH551r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tlalicuilol (“Land-Written?” attested here as a man’s name) shows a bird's eye view of a rectangular land parcel with an unusual amount of decoration, including a frame around it that contains small circles, reminiscent of the circles with dots in them on the glyph for the name Tlaltzon, circles that decorate a ruler's palace (tecpan) or the droplets or beads that splash off of streams of water. Inside the rectangle are many dots, seemingly suggesting cultivation. Above the rectangle is a human hand in profile holding what may be a writing implement or a digging stick. The implement goes from the hand down to the land.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

See other glyphs for tlacuilolli, tlacuilol, amatlacuilol, mocuemicuilo, tetlacuilol, Tlacuilollan, etc.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro tlalicuilol

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tlalicuilol

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

land parcels, tierras, writing, escritura, escribir, cultivar

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