Tlalolin (MH832v)

Tlalolin (MH832v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tlalolin ("Earthquake") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a rectangular piece of agricultural land (tlalli) divided in half on an angle. It is light on the left and dark on the right. In the middle and in front of this rectangle is a very abbreviated and stylized symbol for olin (movement).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Only by comparing this glyph with others for olin or tlalolin might it become clear how this visual relates. See below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā tlaloli

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Tlalolin

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


lands, parcels, tierras, agricultura, tenencia de la tierra, terrenos, sementeras, hule, rubber, movement, movimiento

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 832v, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: