tlapehualli (MH555r)

tlapehualli (MH555r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element tlapehualli (a trap for hunting animals) has been extracted from the compound personal name Cuauhtlapeuh, which means either a wooden trap or an eagle trap. The trap is rectangular with two extra pieces of what must be wood coming off opposing corners.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

trampas, traps, wood, madera

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

tlapehual(li), a trap or pit for catching animals,

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 555r, 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).