Tlaltepi (MH506r)

Tlaltepi (MH506r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tlaltepi features a bird's eye view of a small (tepi(ton)) (tlalli). The land has markings on it, which may indicate cultivation.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The visuals for tlalli here are a far cry from some of the representations of land parcels in the Codex Mendoza, with their segments of alternating colors, dots, and u-shapes. But those markings do also seem to indicate markings of cultivation, which is partly the support for interpreting the markings on this glyph.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tlaltepi

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): 

parcels, parcelas, tierras, agricultura, tamaños, pequeño

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

La Parcela Pequeña(?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 506r, 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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