tlama (MH843r)

tlama (MH843r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the noun Tlama ("Physician," "Surgeon," or "Healer," attested here as a man's occupation) shows a ceramic container in profile, facing right. It has a rounded body and a curving handle on the left side. Sticking out of the top of the pot are either medical instruments or plants that were used as medicinals.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The glyph for tlamatqui (health practitioner) is somewhat similar to this one, but it shows a bag or sack with something emerging from the top.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


médico, doctor, medicina, curador

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 843R, 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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