Tlalton (MH552r)

Tlalton (MH552r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tlalton (“Little Agricultural Parcel,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a bird's eye view of a rectangle with smaller concentric rectangles. The border area contains small circles all the way around and just inside the largest rectangle. Inside that is a white border. Within the white border is a dotted area, probably suggesting cultivation. The diminutive (-ton-) is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This Tlalton simplex glyphs is much like the one for Tlalicuilol, with its elaborate designs, and yet different from the tlalli with segmentation, two colors, dots, and sideways U-shapes of the Codex Mendoza.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro tlalto

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tlalton

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood


sementeras, diseños en las tierras

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

La Sementera Pequeña

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 552r, 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: