Tlatquicazolli (MH631r)

Tlatquicazolli (MH631r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tlatquicazolli is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a frontal view of two hands, each one holding what appears to be a food serving implement and digging into what may be the top of a (circular) bowl. The translation of the name requires further research.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Tlatquitl refers to property or goods. The suffix -zolli refers to old things. But the visuals conjure up something more like eating with gusto (two-fisted). There is a verb, tlacazolti, which refers to overeating. It might serve here as a rebus, being a near homophone to tlaquicazolli. Thus, the simplex could be phonographic,

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tlatquicazolli

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

property, bienes, old, viejo, antiguo, nombres de hombres, gula,
glotonería, comer demasiado

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 631r, 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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